Happy New Year! Welcome, 2014…it’s going to be a FUN year ahead! It’s been my tradition for the past few years now to selected a ‘word of the year’ or WOTY (aka) one little Word -OLW) that I feel embodies qualities, habits, and goals I choose to set as an intention for the upcoming year. This year, my WOTY is PLAY and I can’t wait for all the fun in store that will come along with it.
Play is something we forget how to do as we become adults. It’s no longer considered important or valuable. Play gets replaced by chores, discipline, work, habits, practice and responsibilities. Those things are inevitable for most adults but my intention is to invoke and infuse everything I do with a sense of playfulness.
engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose.
I’m being choosy about how I will PLAY in 2014…I will not be “playing along” with some of the more negative associations of play. My kind of play will be fun, joyful, stimulating, creative, experimental, adventurous, loose and light. These represent some of my Core Desired Feelings for the upcoming year.
When you set an intention, there is no possibility of failure, only reflection and expansion.
Are you planning to choose a Word of the Year (or One Little Word) for 2013? If so below are a few links that might be useful for you as you contemplate your 2013 Woty.
Christine Kane (writing exercise)
Kim Klassen (an exercise in discovering)
Thinkmap (a visual thesaurus to help you visualize your word)
Huffington Post (a broader exploration of this idea within media)