What’s your word of the year for 2020?
Do you have a word of the year, yet?
Identifying a word of the year for yourself is a great tool to easily help you to remove some of the overwhelm that inevitably comes when you consider ALL the things you want to achieve at the beginning of a new year (especially after the year we’ve just had.)
No matter where you are in your health caper – just starting out or a seasoned AIPer – having a strong sense of purpose can be the difference between staying the course in the face of adversity or taking a tumble.
The first step to lowering the volume on some of your mental chatter and simplifying your intentions is to create a strong word of the year for yourself. This very personal single word serves to give you a sense of focus, not to mention help you to head things in the right direction. Especially when the universe seems to be conspiring against you! Your word of the year is a giant step forward in taking personal responsibility and really making this health caper yours.
I like to think of my word as my intention for the year.
“Intention is the core of all conscious life. Conscious intention colours and moves everything.” – Hsing Yun
How do you decide on your word of the year?
It can help to have a few tips and tricks up your sleeve when it comes to identifying your word of the year. I mean, how the hell do you narrow it down to just one?
Here’s what I recommend:
- Have a think about what kind of person you’d like to be by the end of 2020? And for this exercise, I want you to go deeper than simply, ‘I want to be healthier’. In an ideal world, who do you want to become in the next 12-months? Get as specific as possible. Visualise what this looks like. Feel what it feels like.
- Once you have a clear picture in your mind of your end-of-2020-you, it’s now time to identify the characteristics you need to embody that person. What’s it going to take to get you there? Do you need to practice self-compassion? Did you need to engage in more kindness? Perhaps setting some personal boundaries are needed? What are the qualities of the person you want to become?
- Now, comes the fun bit. It’s time to pick a word. You may well have a list of things you want to focus on (I do!), but it turns out that successful multi-tasking is a fallacy. You need only to commit to ONE WORD. This one word will provide you with a high-level framework from which you can make changes, as well as a way to determine whether or not change is occurring. This process can be challenging, I know. So many words! But this can be a profoundly rewarding exercise. And, it can help guide your decisions during the year.
What’s my word of the year?
My word for 2020 is…
LESS worry. LESS unessesary complicating. LESS stress. LESS over-analysis. LESS excuses. LESS waste. LESS acquisition of ‘stuff’. LESS being in my head. LESS food that doesn’t serve me. LESS beating myself up for things that are outside my control. LESS comparisonitis. Sadly, LESS coffee.
Of course, this means MORE of utilising the principles of my Wheel of Health to help me continue develop my AIP way of life in a way that serves me.
The gift of LESS…
Have you been thinking about joining the first 30-day AIP Reset for 2020? We’re kicking off on Saturday, 1st February and I’d love to have you join us.
In recognition of my word of the year, if you register by the middle of January, you’ll pay $15 LESS!
Simply click on the pink button below and enter the coupon code ’15LESS4ME’ at check out to claim.