Have you decided on your word for 2016?

Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom has chosen her word for 2016 and it is ‘REST’. One Word 365 is a Christian website that guides you through choosing your ‘one word’ for the year ahead.

What’s the deal about the a word for a year?

Many people have realized that New Year Resolutions just don’t seem to work. When we do make them, most times, we end the year with guilt and regrets. Picking a word at the start of the year, helps you focus on real change as you begin to view all your choices through the prism of that one word or one phrase.

If  we look at this keeping the ‘Be – Do – Have’ principle in mind, we know know why choosing a word/phrase makes more sense than resolutions.  Zig Ziglar said, “You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” So when you choose your word, you choose what you want to BE and the Doing and the Having follow as a consequence.

My  phrase in 2015 was ‘Daring Greatly‘. While it sounds like a ‘doing’ phrase, it called for me to change my way of being and thinking about a lot of emotional issues. I am happy to say that at  the end of the year, I can look back and feel that I have dared greatly. Numerous small,  yet daring, decisions have resulted in me feeling more at peace with myself at the end of the year.

I’m still in the process of choosing my word for 2016 and will be sharing the process and my decision with you soon.



Is this a process you have undertaken before? If you’ve chosen a word/ phrase already, do share.

If you would like to do this now here are some useful links to help you choose your word for 2016

Daring to Live Fully : 36 Prompts to Help You Plan an Awesome New Year

Christine Kane offers a worksheet to help you choose your word of the year.


The Write Tribe website might be down for a short while as I make some changes to it, hence our #MondayMusings post will be hosted here for a few weeks.

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Today’s linky can be found here below and my co-hosts are Parul Thakur and Esha Dutta. Please visit and comment on their posts too.