Are you tired of setting New Year’s resolutions only to find them forgotten by February?

This year, let’s try something different. Instead of a list of resolutions, consider choosing a word or a series of words to guide and shape your year.

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Why Consider One Word

A single word can be a powerful tool. It serves as a beacon, guiding your thoughts, actions, and decisions. For instance, if your word is “Connection,” it might prompt you to nurture relationships or network in your professional life. It’s a simple, yet profound way to focus your intentions and energy.

Place your chosen word where you’ll see it daily – on your fridge, as a phone wallpaper, or even on a piece of jewelry. This constant reminder can be more effective than a list of resolutions, gently steering you toward your goals.

52 Words to Inspire Your Year

With thousands of words to choose from, the entire dictionary can be an intimidating place to start! To help you get going, here are 52 words that have the power to shape and inspire your life to be more purposeful in the new year. Here are 52 words, one for each week, to inspire and guide your year:

    • Growth
    • Courage
    • Creativity
    • Connection
    • Joy
    • Empathy
    • Peace
    • Resilience
    • Adventure
    • Love
    • Wisdom
    • Mindfulness
    • Gratitude
    • Passion
    • Balance
    • Hope
    • Strength
    • Freedom
    • Inspiration
    • Harmony
    • Trust
    • Patience
    • Kindness
    • Humility
    • Generosity
    • Discovery
    • Health
    • Clarity
    • Unity
    • Positivity
    • Innovation
    • Learning
    • Perseverance
    • Reflection
    • Authenticity
    • Compassion
    • Serenity
    • Determination
    • Enthusiasm
    • Fulfillment
    • Curiosity
    • Optimism
    • Respect
    • Vitality
    • Tranquility
    • Vibrancy
    • Spirituality
    • Mindfulness
    • Gratitude
    • Courage
    • Positivity
    • Celebration

    Expanding the Concept: A Word for Each Week

    Why limit yourself to one word for the whole year? Consider embracing a new word each week, allowing for varied focus and renewed inspiration. This approach keeps your journey fresh and adaptable to life’s ever-changing dynamics.

    Can these words, tackled one at a time, help you shape the weeks ahead so that you’re proud of the new year when you look back on it? They can, especially when matched up with journal prompts for each of the words!

    To help you get started, we’ve put together for you a Year of Intention: 52 Words to Guide Your Year Journal.

    An alternative to setting goals for the new year

    Get Your 52 Words to Guide Your Year Prompt Journal 

    In this upcoming year, let these 52 words serve as a guide for your self-discovery and intentional living journey. Each week, choose a word that resonates with you and observe how it influences your experiences and decisions. Share your chosen words and stories in the comments below to inspire others on this purposeful year's journey!

    Imagine starting each week focusing on one of the aforementioned words. This beautiful journal will be your companion, supporting your intentions and helping you uncover the purpose and meaning you wish to embrace.

    Alternative Ways to Use

    You can also use the journal in different ways. Rather than sticking to a word per week, you can work through the prompts day by day if you prefer. Explore the words and their associated prompts, and see if there's one that holds deeper significance for you. If it helps, choose that one word for the entire year – it's perfect!

    Another interesting idea is to utilize this list of words and prompts with an accountability partner or coach. Receiving input and feedback from someone else can be the gift we need to break free from old patterns.

    No matter how you choose to be more intentional about your life in the new year, may these words awaken something incredible within you, allowing you to create everything you dream of and more.

    Your Next Steps

    This year, let these 52 words guide you through a journey of self-discovery and intentional living. Choose a word that resonates with you each week and see how it shapes your experiences and decisions. Share your chosen words and stories in the comments below – let’s inspire each other on this journey of a purposeful year!

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