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Wellbeing Life Hacks

Life Hack #53: Word of the Year

What kind of year do you want to have? Why not be more deliberate about setting yourself up for the kind of year you want? One way to do this is through choosing your own personal word of the year.

Selecting a word of the year can be helpful in many ways. It can help you prioritize decisions, help you focus when you get distracted, and it can center your heart and mind on what’s important to you. A word of the year can work as a self-fulfilling prophecy, leading you to act in ways that make that word come true. Choosing a word of the year can be done through reflecting on what’s been important to you in the past, visualizing what you want for the future, making a list of words that represent those concepts, reviewing and refining the list, and ultimately choosing the word that you are interested in committing to for the year. And don’t worry, if you find your word needs to change for whatever reason, go ahead – it’s your word! The word you choose needs to resonate with you to be meaningful.

Life Hack #53: Word of the Year from the Midland Area Wellbeing Coalition

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