Choosing Your Words for 2021Read Now
It is that time again, time to choose our word or words for 2021. I started doing this in 2017 because I was tired of setting a New Year’s Resolution and doing nothing with it.
My resolutions were usually something along the lines of I am going to eat healthy, get skinny, and get a good job. It usually went well for about 3-4 weeks and then I would fall right back into the same old routine I was always in.
On my journey of accepting myself, showing up authentically and shifting my beliefs, I realized that I never aligned with resolutions. They always felt expected, rigid, and unobtainable. I asked myself, why are you doing this? Who is this for? What will it bring me?
NYE 2017 I decided I was going to create an affirmation that encompassed what I wanted from my life and for myself in 2018. It was not anything fancy. It was three simple and powerful words. I tried to say it every morning when I woke up to remind myself why I was here and what I wanted to accomplish. When I would have bad moments, I would say my affirmation to remind myself that life is not hard it only has hard moments. I have continued to do this every December since 2017.
This simple act of choosing a word or a few words has changed my life in ways I did not expect. I know that probably sounds hyperbolic, but it is true.
Choosing some words allows me to stay authentic to myself and my path. It is easier to flow throughout the year and shift when I need to shift. It is also a simple way for me to continue planting seeds in my subconscious and conscious mind. We can call it a magickal way to remind myself of who I am, why I am here and how I want to live.
If you missed my workshop on 12-19-2020, you can utilize the steps below to create your own words for 2021. Take your time to process, come back to your journaling as frequently as you need, and when you feel ready pick out your words. Follow the simple process below.
Find a quiet space where you can take some time to journal.
Who do you want to be in 2020?
How do you want to feel in 2020?
What are some of your goals for 2020? To be more financially stable? To laugh more? To rest more?
Read through what you wrote and see what 2-3 words come up for you. You can choose to just use these words or create an affirmation.
Wishing you a Safe and Happy Holiday Season and a magickal New Year!!
Erin's Words for 2021: Fulfilled, Trust, and Six Figures.
Erin is a Spiritual Life Coach and Reiki Master Teacher. She started this blog as a way to share her self-love and body acceptance journey. Over the past 5 years it has become her business, her passion, and her purpose. She has created coaching programs to help other women find their truth, love their bodies, and embody their power and purpose.