Updated: Aug 4, 2020
What's your word for 2020
I'm so behind on all the trends it's a little comical (I just discovered snapchat people!). As I was researching for this blog, I realized that I might be at the forefront of a trend! Yes, this makes me smile. Ok, focus Sabline.
At the end of 2017, I had just finished reading the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and decided that I needed to make a change in my life. I decided that for 2018 I was going to focus on the word Happiness and what it meant for me and those around me.
I loved the experience so much that I wanted to do it again for 2019; my word was authenticity and I can share that this was an incredible year. I cried many tears (thank you to my friends for listening), layers have been shed, and for the first time in my life I know who I am and am proud of all my quirks, imperfections, and strengths.
2020 my word will be “Love.” I will practice Love for myself and those around me.
At this point you are asking: “Sabline, why do I need a word?”
How many times have you made a new year's resolution only to have it slip away a few weeks later? Your word becomes the theme of your year; it is an invitation to help you keep an open mind. Type your word into YouTube to see what comes up, read a blog on the topic, or maybe even a few books.
When it becomes a focus, whether conscious or unconscious, you will start to find answers that you are looking for.
How to decide on your word for the year
You may already have a word tugging at you. If so, then STOP. That's your word, write it down in a place you will see it every day!
For those of us who need more time (it took me a few months to land on Love) here are a few things to consider:
Look back on the last year. What emotion or feeling have you been lacking and wanting to feel more of?
Is there an area that you want to work on? (Weight loss may not be a word! But strength, health, or energy can be your word that includes that goal.)
Is there something you want more of in your life?