Have you chosen a word of the year for next year? While I believe a word of the year is a great practice, it only works if you focus on it throughout the year. Today I’m sharing a Word of the Year Printable that will help you remember to focus on your word every day. You’ll never forget your word of the year when it’s on display right in front of your eyes!
When I decided to choose a word of the year several years ago, I had no idea just how much it would change my life. Focusing on one word to inspire me throughout the year was a game changer for me. Instead of a bunch of New Year’s resolutions I’d forget before the end of January, my word became my anthem for the year.
While I still create yearly goals to achieve with my goal planner, they revolve around my word for the year. For example, this year my word of the year was SAVOR, so I chose goals that helped me stop and savor the important things in life. I focused on doing things I enjoyed like reading, Bible journaling, spending time with family and friends and achieving balance in my life.
I’ve already written about choosing a word of the year before, so you can read that post for more tips and even some ideas to get your thinking cap going. Today I just wanted to share this fun word of the year printable with you. You can click on the link below to download and print it.
Once you choose your word of the year, write it on the card, cut it out and put it in a 5 X 7 picture frame. Keep it on display on your desk, dresser, or wherever you’ll see it every day. You know the saying, out of sight, out of mind? Never again with this word of the year printable! You’ll stay focused on your word for inspiration with this easy reminder.
Choosing a word to dictate the year ahead as an alternative to New Year’s resolutions has truly been one of the best decisions I’ve made. If you haven’t given it a try, I’m here today to encourage you to go for it. Choose a word as a theme for the coming year and don’t look back. You’ll be so glad you did!
My word for last year was FOCUS. Didn’t realize anyone else did that but it help me so much. My mind does tend to scatter sometimes, but just saying that word got me back on track. My attention span improved too. It is a neat idea. Haven’t thought of another word yet but I’m sure God will bring it to my mine.
Thanks for this post, Christie. I’ll be contemplating what my word for 2018 will be – you’ve given great inspiration. I loved “savor” and, while I’m not sure it’s THE word for me, it has me going in a direction! Wishing you and your husband peace and joy in 2018, Merry Christmas!
Hello! I was just thinking about your words Flourish and Rest and I wanted to propose that maybe God had 2 words for you and I believe for me too! Because how are we to flourish if we don’t rest! And God definitely wants us to flourish and bear fruit… but it only comes through resting in Him and allowing the Holy Spirit to do the heavy lifting!!!
Matthew 11:29-30King James Version (KJV)
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
And what is a yoke for? To do work …the work of the master
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.
Christie Selken says
Hi Magdalene, You are right. We can’t flourish and grow if we’re not getting the rest we need physically, spiritually and mentally. I’m looking forward to seeing how God moves in our lives this year!
Charlotta P. says
I just love this site. I first heard about choosing a word for the year, from someone that I go to church with, her family does it every year. I think it’s quite amazing, how just choosing a word for the year, and the significance of the word, makes a huge difference throughout the year!