150 'Word of the Year' Ideas to Create Your Yearly Theme for 2023Dec 24, 2019
Do you have a yearly theme for 2023?
If not, then you need one! Creating a theme for the new year is a great way to start your year of with intention and set yourself up for success.
I always struggled to keep my new year resolutions, however when I took the pressure off myself and switched things up to setting intentions for my life and living an intentional lifestyle, I took my life back and was actually able to achieve my goals and become the person I always envisioned myself to be.
Is Creating a Theme for the New Year Right for you?
Setting a theme for the new year is great for you if you:
- Hate goal setting
- Are new to goal setting
- Feel like you don’t have time for goal setting
- Don’t know where to start on goal setting
Once I started focusing on creating a theme for the new year versus focusing on making resolutions my life began to change. Add in some powerful intentional living tools - like creating a brain based vision board - and your life will change too!
It is time to shift your mindset around setting goals for your life.
Start living a more intentional life by simply choosing a word or phrase to get aligned with your dream life!
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Why you need a Word of the Year or a Yearly Theme
Choosing a word of the year or a yearly theme, allows you to have an overarching umbrella for the year ahead.
It is a single word or phrase that captures what you want to focus on, what you may need more of or what you want to improve on over the coming months.
A word of the year or theme guides you as you make decisions day to day and helps build habits aligned with where you want your year to take you. Keeping you aligned with the bigger picture without getting focused on the minute details and self-sabotaging self-talk that is often connected with SMART goals and New Year Resolutions.
How do you pick a theme for the year?
Reflect on What Season of Life are you in and ask yourself what do you want more of?
↠ Are you looking at buying a house? Getting married/finding love? having a baby? Getting a Pet? Moving? Changing careers? Going back to School?
Consider a theme around "New Beginnings", “Preparing for the next Chapter”, "Embracing Change".
↠ Perhaps you are working on your relationships, establishing your career, starting a business, learning about mindset or wanting to be more enlightened.
Consider a theme around "Setting Foundations", "managing mindset", or "grounding".
↠ Is it time to focus on YOU and how you can show up to be the best version of yourself? To start loving yourself? Investing in yourself? Getting honest with changes you need to make?
Consider a theme around "Self Evolution", "The Year of Me" or "Healing".
↠ Are you ready to take life to the next level?
Consider a theme around ”elevation”, “Growth”, “Momentum”, or "Raising my Vibration’.
150 'Word of the Year' Ideas to get Aligned
Prefer a Phrase?
50 Phrase of the Year Ideas
- Preparing For The Next Chapter
- New Beginnings
- Setting Foundations
- Choosing Health
- Investing in Me
- Year Of Follow Through
- Setting Boundaries
- Gaining Stability
- Reigniting Passion
- Saying Yes
- Saying No
- Being Mindful
- Gaining Momentum
- Money Management
- Making Shit Happen
- Building Dreams
- Managing Mindset
- Taking Accountability
- Leveling Up
- Building Confidence
- Raising Consciousness
- Raising My Vibration
- Cultivating Happiness
- Intentional Alignment
- Fearless Intimacy
- Bright And Bold
- Being Vulnerable
- Embracing Abundance
- Choosing my Thoughts
- Taking Responsibility
- Owning my Power
- Wander and Wonder
- Staying Curious
- Choosing Love
- Being Unapologetically Me
- Finding Balance
- Being Present
- Living Wholeheartedly
- Slowing Down
- Practicing Patience
- Awakening my Spirit
- Consciously Creative
- Trusting my Intuition
- Hydrating my Soul
- Soulful Purpose
- Simplify and Minimize
- Decluttering My Mind, Body and Spirit
- Embodying my Truth
- Embracing Change
- Striving and Thriving
- Intentional Choices
- Letting Go
- Leading with Love
- Choosing Courage
- Reconnect and Re-align
Now that you have your word of the year what is next?
Pick your top 4-5 choices.
Sit with them for a few days and pick the one that resonates the greatest.
Write it down on a piece of paper that you will see daily.
Even better - create a vision board!
If you are new to vision boarding and want to learn more I suggest checking out my vision boarding 101 guide here!
If you are not down to create a vision board, then I highly suggest a sticky note on your bedside table. Or a screensaver on your phone/work computer/ desk.
Be creative and put it where you will see it!
Drill that sucker into your subconscious mind so you begin to fully embrace and embody it as you make decisions moment to moment.
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