Find Your Word for 2017 Instead of a Resolution

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I don't know how I've never heard of this before.

While I'm not the biggest fan of resolutions—mainly because they rarely work and then I'm left feeling like a failure by February—I still like to embrace the New Year as a time for hopeful self-improvement. Which is why I love the idea of choosing a single word to carry with me throughout the year rather than a resolution. Unlike a resolution, I can't break a word—it's there only as encouragement rather than a rule or restriction. A word is flexible. I can't fail a word.

There are some helpful tips online for helping you find your word, but my favorite is a 5-day email newsletter course by Susannah Conway. (It's free. Go sign up.) I actually waited until I had all 5 emails, then sat down one quiet afternoon with my journal and a cup of tea. The exercises were wonderfully insightful, and there was even a guided meditation on envisioning your perfect day.  

In the end, I chose two words for 2017 (Susannah said that was ok)—SHINE and SURRENDER. SHINE because I feel like there's a lot of muck built up in me from 2016 and I need to SHINE through it, and SURRENDER because there will be things I just can't change this year, and to be able to SURRENDER and direct my energy elsewhere will make me a much happier person.

We'd love to hear your word(s) for 2017. Declare your word on our Facebook page or share it with us via email. We'd love to hear from you either way.

Hugs and bućas!

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