Word of the Year

The year 2016 will be my third year doing a “word of the year” instead of a typical resolution.  I did not come up with this awesome idea, I was first introduced to the concept by Christine Kane (she’s a badass and worth following on your journey).  The cool thing about having a word is that it’s more of a guide than a general resolution.

In 2014 my word was “confidence” and in 2015 it was “stability.”  These words just came to me as I was doing the exercise, which I will provide a link to at the bottom of this post.  Just to give you an idea, some of the specifics of working toward stability included physical stability, mental stability, and financial stability.  I journaled frequently (2-3 times per week) about ways I was meeting this goal.  Things like meditating, exercising, tracking spending, and saving money were all ways I was embodying my word of the year.

If you were thinking about doing a New Year’s Resolution, or two, consider instead doing a Word of the Year.  I guarantee you won’t regret it.  Just let the word come to you (you might be amazed at how easily this happens- a perfect example of tapping into your awareness) and then work toward, and with, your word for all of 2016.

Let’s make 2016 our best year yet.

Christine has a ‘Word of the Year Tool’ that you can download to figure out your word for 2016.  Download the tool here.

Welcome!

Welcome to my new site!  My hope is to have this site be a community of awesome humans who are on a journey to be happier and healthier.  I will share strategies that I have used over the past two years which have led me to be the happiest I have ever been.  I will also share information from others that I have gathered to help me along my journey.

I am open to any ideas, thoughts, or questions you may have.  I love to learn from others, so please share what has worked for you and what has not.  Everyone is different and I do not expect everything I share to resonate with every person.  Feel free to pick and choose what you would like to try.  I just ask that you try something everyday for at least a week before you decide whether or not you would like to continue to use it on your journey.

As with anything, we get what we put in.  The amount of time and commitment you make to something will directly correlate to your success.  That being said, I generally only complete my practices five days per week (I like to take the weekends off).  It has still had a tremendous effect on my life.

So, let’s take this journey.