Choosing a word of the year is a popular practice that involves selecting a single word or phrase to focus on and reflect upon for the coming year. People do this for a variety of reasons, including setting specific goals and intentions, creating a personal theme or guiding principle, and reflecting on the past year and setting intentions for the future. It can be a meaningful and rewarding way to start the new year, and can help people feel more motivated and inspired as they move forward.
In the coming year, my focus is on the feeling of "yummy." I recently had a conversation with a friend about how we can boil down our feelings to their most basic ingredients: do things make us feel "icky" or "yummy?" As I strive to better follow my gut instincts, these two words really help define those feelings for me. So in 2023, I'm seeking out experiences and situations that bring me joy and make me feel "yummy," while also being mindful of the things that make me feel negative and navigating them with thoughtfulness. I hope this focus on "yummy" will help me create a sense of balance and well-being as I move forward.
I've created a word cloud to help you find your own word of the year! The word cloud is a visual representation of words related to feelings and emotions, and is meant to help you identify the words that resonate most with you. To use the word cloud, simply take a few moments to focus on your intentions and goals for the coming year, and then scan the word cloud for the words that jump out at you or seem most meaningful. You might find that one word in particular stands out, or you might be drawn to a combination of words. Whatever word or words you choose, make sure they reflect your values, goals, and aspirations, and use them as a guiding principle for the coming year.