My Word For 2016 And How To Choose Yours! #BeBold2016 Linkup
Welcome to the first week of the Be Bold in 2016 linkup! I’m teaming up with some amazing bloggers (Kate, Gina, Allie and Christina) to create a community of goal-sharers and accountability partners for 2016! If you missed the first announcement, you’ll find all out the details in this post.
Each Friday in January, we’ll be sharing our goals for the new year and hope that you’ll share them with us! Through this, we can all grow our blogging communities and find cheerleaders and accountability partners to help us own our goals and make 2016 bright and bold! Blogging is better with friends, after all.
If you’d like a reminder of the prompts, head on over here! Now let’s get talking about our words for the year.
Why I’m Embracing Possibility
I’m the kind of person who overthinks everything. I worry about the negative outcomes of a situation, and rarely pause to think about what could actually go well.
While the word possibility simply means that there is a chance something might happen without a positive or negative connotation, I’m choosing to embrace it as a positive thing as my word for 2016.
Instead of sidelining an idea because it could turn out poorly, I need to try it anyway and think about what good things can come from it. I want to start making the first move instead of waiting for things to happen.
Here’s how I plan to do this:
- Reach out to other bloggers who I admire and would like to collaborate with
- Share my struggles and questions so that others can help me (I tend to try to always figure it out myself!)
- Do the things that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time and stop waiting for the perfect conditions
I can only do that if I think about the magical possibilities that can arise if I put myself out there! Hooray for boldness!
How To Choose Your Word
If you’re at a loss for what word to choose for the year, there are a few things you can start thinking about.
1. What didn’t you have enough of in 2015?
Was there something you felt was missing from 2015? Perhaps you didn’t recognize all that you had to be grateful for or maybe you were lacking in adventure. Think about what you want to spend more time on in 2016 and make that your word.
2. What’s been holding your back?
Have you been avoiding something you’ve dreamed about doing because of fear, doubt, or lack of time? Whatever it may be, think about the opposite of this word. For example, if fear has been holding you back, your word could be bravery. If it’s doubt, you could choose confidence. Did you lack time? Your word could be prioritization.
3. How do you want to feel in 2016?
If you were feeling a little less than excited in 2015, consider how you’d like to feel this year. Relaxed, pumped up, fulfilled? What word would help guide you to feel this way throughout the new year? Maybe it’s contentment, adventure, or passion.
P.S. I HAVE to mention Susannah Conway’s Find Your Word email course because she is a goddess at helping people figure out this kind of stuff.
Join the Linkup!
Your turn! If you’ve written a post about your word for 2016, leave a link to it below! We’re all so excited to read about which word you’ve chosen to guide you through 2016.
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Hi, I’m Catherine! I’m the mindset coach and writer behind The Blissful Mind. Whether you’re trying to reduce stress, slow down, or feel more content, I’m here to help make life a little calmer.