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It’s Going To be Light #WOTY2019

I’ve been wondering when to publish my Word of the Year post and I thought what better day than today.

I know for some of us 1st January is just another day. But I’ve always considered it to be a chance at a fresh start. For some years now, I’ve given up on making New Year’s resolutions because of the guilt that accompanied the breaking of them. But spending time at the end of the year and today on reflection helps me find a word of the year that inspires me through the year!

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

Sarah Ban Breathnach 

It’s Going To be Light

If you’ve been following my posts for the last few days, you’ll realize that the book ‘Light Is the New Black‘ has inspired me a lot this year. So it seemed only natural for me to choose the word ‘Light’ for my word of the year.

After a couple of dark years, I’m focusing this year on living in the light. Here’s how my Word looks in my Bullet Journal (watch out for my post on Friday on that).

I want be light, feel light, extend light, see light, find light and defend the light!

I believe that every one of us is a powerful human being, born to be unique and to bring to the world something that has been missing from it. But often that special gift – that light – is dimmed. It’s up to us to find it and to shine it on the world.

Also, we’re called to empower others to find their own inner light – to walk beside them reminding them of their uniqueness.

Through 2019, I’m going to focus on the word ‘light’ by allowing the power of my subconscious mind to work within. One of the techniques I plan to use has been explained by Joseph Murphy in his book, The Power of the Subconscious Mind.

The Baudoin Technique

Charles Baudoin was a professor at the Rousseau Institute in France. He discovered that the best way to impress the subconscious mind is during sleepy states, because all effort is reduced and the conscious mind, with all its negativity, is submerged to a greater extent. During this state, ideas are easily imprinted in our memory and our subconscious can easily accept them.

Therefore, if we enter into a drowsy, sleepy state, or a state akin to sleep, we can convey our idea by reflection and repeat it all over again so it can be attached to our memory.

Before sleeping, I dedicate at least five minutes to reflect my desires. Whatever I wish to unfold the next day, or in my life in general, I repeat in my mind right before I enter a state of deep sleep.

What’s your word for 2019? Join me and others to find your word and share it on the linky in this post.


  1. anouradha anouradha January 15, 2019

    Light is a beautiful and powerful word. May 2019 drench you in Light

  2. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg January 9, 2019

    That’s such a beautiful and empowering word, Corinne.
    I loved the technique and power of the subconscious mind to work within. I would like to practice that! Thanks for inspiring. ♥

  3. Anagha Yatin Anagha Yatin January 8, 2019

    Light the ultimate source of energy to drive away the darkness and usher in brightness; Light the way of life, gliding smoothly without changing its course; Light the feeling that is sans any botheration. A beautiful word with so many facets. A mindful choice for WOTY!
    Thanks Corinne for sharing the Baudoin technique. Now along with gratitude, I will practice this technique every night, too.

  4. Sanch @ Sanch Writes Sanch @ Sanch Writes January 5, 2019

    That’s a great word Corinne especially after the year or two you’ve had. I wish you light in 2019 and a much calmer year ahead!

  5. Akshata Akshata January 4, 2019

    Thats a very powerful word Corrine. And the thing you spoke about – speaking to yourself about your desires and dreams before going to bed, I heard the same from my daughter’s kindergarten teacher. She asked me to make my daughter say a few things to herself before tucking her in bed and so it goes like “I am brave, I am beautiful, I am kind”
    Wish you a very happy new year!

  6. Shalzmojo Shalzmojo January 4, 2019

    Your interpretation of the WOTY is just beautiful Corinne and I have marked out this book to check out as I havent heard of it yet. I am yet to do my reflections post for 2018 and will probably do it for the coming monday musings!!
    I pray you have a blissful and happy 2019 ahead!!

  7. Happy New Year Corinne! I love your word for 2019! I think “light” has so many positive aspects that it can completely infuse your life for the coming 362 days! (at least I think that is how many more are left at least here on the west coast of the U.S!) I have been thinking about my own a lot and I think mine will be “aligned.” I REALLY want to focus on that this year and I think all your suggestions about how to do it will be helpful. Thank you. And may your year be filled with glorious light in all ways.! ~Kathy

  8. Obsessivemom Obsessivemom January 3, 2019

    Like you I too love stepping into the New Year, it’s so full of optimism and possibilities. I love your WOTY specially because it can be interpreted in so many ways and applied to so many aspects of our lives. Good luck Corinne and a very Happy New Year to you.

  9. Vinitha Vinitha January 2, 2019

    What a beautiful choice of word, Corinne. Loved your reflections of the word on your bullet journal. <3

  10. Jennifer Jennifer January 2, 2019

    I love how you put your Word of the Year in your Bullet Journal and I also love the idea of “defending the light” and can’t wait to see how the unfolds for you.

  11. Sunita Saldhana Sunita Saldhana January 2, 2019

    Light! That’s a lovely word with so many connotations! May your year be full of light and may you shine wherever you go!

  12. Pratibha Pratibha January 2, 2019

    This is a brilliant word to lead your year.

    I really liked the bullet journal idea !

    all the best for days to come 🙂

  13. Akshata Akshata January 2, 2019

    That’s a very positive WOTY. Loved your reflections Corrine. I haven’t really thought of a WOTY this year it’s been a bit rough towards the end of 2018. Hoping to stay optimistic in 2019

  14. BellyBytes BellyBytes January 2, 2019

    What an informative and inspiring post to read and write on Day 1 of the new year. I want to make 2019 the year of a fresh start for me too . I’m reading the Artists Way currently in the hope that it will change my life . My WOTY is refresh.
    Hope your WOTY helps you get light and spread it as you always do.

  15. Suhasini Suhasini January 2, 2019

    Good word with great meaning Corinnie. I love it

  16. Magical Mystical Mimi Magical Mystical Mimi January 2, 2019

    That’s a great word, Corinne. I have my New Year’s word post ready to go for tomorrow. 🙂 I just love the whole idea of being in the light and being a light for others. I’m cheering you on to be this light. Happy New Year, Corinne!

    • CorinneRodrigues CorinneRodrigues January 2, 2019

      Thanks, Karen. Looking forward to your post too. We’ve both had a rough 2018 and we need to support each other. Love and light and the very best in 2019. ♥

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