Word of the Year (2018)

I have a yearly tradition that begins at the start of the new year. It pertains to the choosing of a special word which will become my theme as the year unfolds.

I don’t know about you, but I prefer choosing the Word of the Year as opposed to making a New Year’s Resolution.  My chosen word helps to bring focus and clarity for what I want to create in my life.

In the past, I’ve chosen words such as GRATITUDE and BALANCE.  This year’s word presented itself to me during a recent shopping excursion to Marshall’s Home Goods.

As most of you know, I am a organized person who functions best when my environment is orderly and without clutter. This past summer my home underwent a long overdue renovation on the family room level.  Furniture was moved to other areas of the house and smaller items were packed into a series of boxes.  As a result, I was totally and completely discombobulated!!

Although I’m far from a pack rat, I’ve been donating household items and clothing that no longer serve me.  I’ve also been sorting through my file cabinet and putting aside a plethora of old documents, etc. for shredding as well as filling my recycle bin.  My goal is to become as much of a minimalist as possible.

My word — SIMPLIFY — has already become a mantra as it guides my daily actions and helps me to become a happier version of myself!  Have you chosen a word for 2018?  If so, please share in the comment section below. 


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4 thoughts on “Word of the Year (2018)

  1. I love the word SIMPLIFY and the energy behind it. I’ve been trying to simplify and declutter for about 4 years now. I’ve managed to let go of a lot of stuff that I’ve accumulated over 30 years of traveling. It’s so freeing. And I notice that after every layer I let go of, I’m able to see the items left behind in a new light … and the process begins again!

    I’ve chosen a word for the year for so many years I can’t remember when it started. But this year I opted for a statement instead. And that is….

    I DON’T MIND WHAT HAPPENS

    I first found this statement in 1995 (I think) from Philosopher J. Krishnamurti. It hit me like a ton of bricks back then and it is having profound effects in 2018 already.

  2. What a great word, Lori! Like you, I am much more calm when my home is tidy and I feel that everything is in order with my family, my finances, even my emotions. The upheaval of life is a great reminder to really understand your priorities and let the rest go.

    Even Angela’s phrase above has that same effect – deflating the stress of a situation by completely surrendering any expected outcome – simplifying at another level.

    My word for 2018 is Service, and I’m already learning what a strong container it is: being of service to myself is key to being of service to anyone else…and vice versa.

    Look forward to hearing where your journey of simplicity takes you…

  3. What a great word, Lori! Like you, I am much more calm when my home is tidy and I feel that everything is in order with my family, my finances, even my emotions. The upheaval of life is a great reminder to really understand your priorities and let the rest go.

    Even Angela’s phrase above has that same effect – deflating the stress of a situation by completely surrendering any expected outcome – simplifying at another level.

    My word for 2018 is Service, and I’m already learning what a strong container it is: being of service to myself is key to being of service to anyone else…and vice versa.

    Look forward to hearing where your journey of simplicity takes you…

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