March 11, 2011

Do You have a Word for 2011?

Last month we took a look at Creating Your Vision Board for the year ahead, gathering images and words to attract all the fabulous things you wanted in your life. Today we are looking at Words and Themes. Do you have one for the year?

Choosing a word or a theme sparks energy and meaning and this can be used to help you focus as you make decisions, taking you towards the right path. It may be something like "Leap" if you are looking to make a huge change, or "cultivate" if there are things you'd like to grow.

Think about the following three areas when deciding on your Theme/Word of the Year.

Be Clear
Being clear and having clarity is a key part for attracting and manifesting your desires. Starting off with a foggy outlook will really muddle things along the way. You will be able to articulate clearly what your word/theme means to you.

Be Authentic
Being authentic is how we can connect with what it is we truly desire, not what we think others think we should be doing. Your Word will be authentic to YOU.

Be Aware
Being aware of what you are focusing on and how you are approaching things is important. Don't just choose "wealth" as your word. You don't have a magic wand to make this appear. Think beyond that. The word you choose will teach you more about you and who you are. Awareness is key, it will allow you to learn, question and clarify everything that comes your way. By having a theme/word, this will stay with you to tune in your awareness of everything going on.

If this is your first time choosing a word or a theme, don't worry about "choosing the perfect word", but please do promise yourself that you will follow this practice every year as it will get better and better. You will find it easier to have clarity, be authentic and aware and live your word to its fullest.

Take Action Now!
  • Download the *FREE* Word of the Year worksheet and work through the questions to find your Word/Theme.  These questions will help you get clear about your word (the what) and what your motivation will be (the why)
  • Did you have a word for last year? If so, tell us below and why, then tell us what your word for this year is and why.
  • Creative prompt: Create a garland of letters to make up your word or theme and hang it somewhere prominent so you can see it everyday.
  • Creative prompt:  Create a piece of artwork or a page to put into your journal with your word and hang it on the wall. 

Until next time.....

Louise Gale - Your Creative Career Consultant for The New New Blog


Kira Sherrine said...

I see we are all talking about awareness this year... Actually doing a project on spreading the word.

Simone said...

Wow, what a great series

Lu said...

It is so good to get these tips that help us tune in and focus on what's important. Thanks, Louise.

Louise Gale "Dream-Inspire-Create" said...

Thanks, this is the second year I have chosen a word and I have to say, it's all about the focus!