What is YOUR Word for 2023?

Rather than write a list of intentions for the New Year, I prefer to have a ‘word for the year’ that I can keep referring to. I can refer to it when I am making decisions and occasionally review the word to see if I am increasing the quota of that word in my life.⁣

For example, if you choose ‘family’ as your word for the year, you might start out thinking about what family means to you. ⁣

  • Is it limited to your biological family, or does it extend to friends too? ⁣
  • What kinds of shifts might you like to feel and see in your relationship with ‘family’?⁣
  • Are your work colleagues a kind of ‘family’? If so, what might you need to bring to that space to see changes?⁣
  • How often would I like to speak with my family?⁣
  • Which members would I like to get closer to?⁣
  • What is the FEELING of family I am looking for? ⁣
  • Have I historically received that feeling from the people I am looking to?⁣
  • What other groups might give me the same feeling?⁣

If you chose the word ‘mindfulness’, you might think about what it would feel like to be mindful at work, at home, in your studies, and your friendships.⁣

  • What would it be like to be mindful at the gym?⁣
  • How do you feel when you are mindful?⁣
  • Do you know any mindful people you can copy?⁣
  • Would you benefit from some regular mindfulness meditation?⁣
  • What would your home life FEEL like if you were more mindful?⁣
  • What would change in your relationships?⁣

My word for 2023 is Freedom. As I read through the list, this is the one I keep coming to and seems to pop out at me.⁣

I would love to hear what your word for 2023 is. Let’s share and stay accountable.

Wishing you all a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. May 2023 bring you everything you hope for. May you grow in self-love and peace.⁣

Much love, Jen