I’ve never participated in the popular “word of the year” exercise, but I’ve known lots of folks that have and they find it very inspirational. So, this year I’m giving it a go.
Picking a word was difficult for me. There were so many words running through my head I found it hard to focus. Wait! Was “focus” the right word? Nah, I’m pretty good at focusing anyway, no need to focus on focusing. Too redundant.
One of my clients selected “process” as her word of the year. I’m pretty good at process too, so that one didn’t resonate.
A friend and colleague selected “positive.” In her words “I feel like putting the word “positive” out there in my consciousness will help me be on the lookout for more positive and maybe I can snowball positive-phew!” Brilliant, Monika!
I was getting pretty agitated about this whole “word of the year” thing. “Calm down, it will come to you.” Wait! What? “Calm” that was it! I could certainly benefit from more “calm” in my life!
Using my trusty thesaurus, I found “calm” was even more perfect than I imagined:
Tranquil, Peaceful, Quiet, Still, Cool, Composed, Unruffled, Serene, Relaxed, Peace, Quiet
All things I truly want to be.
So, look out 2017! “Calm” Cindy is on her way!