It’s that time again. A new year and 365 fresh days ahead. It’s always exciting for me as it is time to choose a word for the year.
Seven years ago my life was not good. In fact it was rather awful. In amongst the fog I knew that something had to change and I had the idea that I could change my life one word at a time.
I chose my first word of the year, and I am happy to say that my life has changed so very much – for the better. Last year my word of the year was content, and it was super effective. I managed to overcome the urge to compete (mostly with myself). I learnt to live in the moment. Gratitude was a strong theme of my year as I embraced the now, and relished the beautiful feeling of true contentment.
My word for 2019 is Spaces
I have a little process for choosing my word. The first thing I do is look at what needs changing. The first word that came to mind was tidy. I am really untidy. It annoys me, and yet somehow I can’t seem to overcome it. Based on the success of previous words I thought that this would be an ideal word to embrace.
As I went through the process of journaling and meditating on my word, it didn’t seem quite enough. I tried it out in conversation, and it just wasn’t quite right. All of a sudden the word spaces popped into my mind and I knew I had my word for 2019.
This year I will create beautiful spaces.
- Space to grow
- Space to exercise and do yoga
- Space to create
- Space to relax
- Space in my waistband
- Space to simply be
- and I am sure Space for a whole lot more
There is a huge school of thought that you need to create a vacuum in order for good things to fill it. Declutter and invite new and good things into your home. I am certain that as I tidy and declutter and create beautiful spaces in my life, I am in for a wonderful new year.
If you would like to read about some of my other words and how they have affected my life pop Word of the Year into the search engine and all the relevant posts will come up.
I am writing a book about my experiences and the programme I follow. It is making some progress but still needs completing. Perhaps I need to create a space to finish my book.
This little concept has truly changed my life in such a positive way. As a way of giving back I run a group on Facebook where I do live videos and other inspiration for people following the Word of the Year programme. You are very welcome to join by following this link.
May I wish you a wonderful 2019. I hope that the word you have chosen brings you lots of happiness.