I am one of those people who find New Years Resolutions extremely difficult to keep! I start with great intentions and real resolve, only to find that once back in my post-Christmas routine other things seem to take priority!

Word of the Year 2018

For two years now I have been using the idea of a word for the year, and I have found this to be a much more powerful concept. By choosing a word for the year ahead I am able to give myself a goal to work towards. As a result I have a definite intention and a way of focusing on how I want the year ahead to flow. It works brilliantly and removes many of the stresses associated with trying to keep and not break New Years Resolutions! This year I’m going to write my word down, put it somewhere obvious and give myself constant little reminders!

I usually find the easiest way to identify a word is to focus on what I want to achieve in the year ahead. I then play around with words which might lead me to achieve my goals. Last year I blogged these few simple steps to help you identify your word and your theme for the year ahead.

What will your word be?


My word for 2018 is ‘be’, or more accurately – just be! As The Red Fairy Project puts it…

Take a few moments today to just be. Breathe, relax and enjoy where you are. Let go of the past, the future, the planning, analysing, controlling and just be at peace. You have what it takes within you, you just have to create space in your day to get into contact with it and quiet the mind.

When you have your chosen word, be sure to share it with me here! I’d love to support you by holding a place on my blog for you this year. What will your Word of the Year 2018 be?



  • Cyndi
    Posted 28th December 2017 6:04 pm 0Likes

    Still narrowing it down. I think it’s CULTIVATE but praying still. I just blogged on this too. Love having a “Word of the year!”

  • Cyndi
    Posted 28th December 2017 6:05 pm 0Likes

    I think it’s CULTIVATE but praying still. I just blogged on this too. Love having a “Word of the year!”

  • Carol
    Posted 28th December 2017 6:41 pm 0Likes

    Me too! Think it has been around for a few years, but gaining in popularity now! I’ll pop over to your blog too! 😉

  • Geneviève
    Posted 13th January 2018 11:51 pm 0Likes

    Thanks for sharing and so glad my post could provide some inspiration to start this new year on the right foot. Wishing you an incredible 2018! Geneviève xo (AKA The Red Fairy Project))

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