Word of the Year for 2020

Every year I choose a word to focus my intents for the year rather than make resolutions. For 2019 my word was health. It was a good word for me too as my health struggled a bit and I ended up taking steps to improve it. I am now in physical therapy working on keeping surgery at bay for my knee and hip. This year I chose a word that I believe could balance me – breathe.

I have noticed when I am stressed, scared, or overwhelmed I hold my breath. I think my mind is so focused on other things even though breathing is an automatic response I stop it and hold my breath. Which makes everything worse. My goals this year are of balance in work, life, and family. I tend to hyper focus on one thing and my goal for this year is to even out the bumps in the road with balance in all areas. To do this I need to breathe and allow myself to refocus, center, and move on.

What is your word for 2020?

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika Kind says:

    I don’t have a word but a clear plan to make more time for what feels meaningful to me again and not only run the hamster wheel because I began running. I think this comes pretty close to your word!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I agree! I need to jump off the wheel.

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  2. “Achieve”: I have some great opportunities in 2020 to achieve personal goals — my 30th marathon, having my writing published, a good year at work — and help my daughter achieve more in school and as an athlete.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Great word! I am taking a step back from some of my outside volunteering to help my son achieve more ,the year of organization and socialization, to try and get him ready for college in a year and a half. Fingers crossed!

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  3. Lacey says:

    My word is actually focus. I hope to stay focused at work while at work and at home while at home.
    Happy new year!


  4. My Word Soup says:

    My word of the year (first one ever) is: STRETCH. 🙂 Happy, blessed 2020 to you!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Awesome word! I love it!

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      1. My Word Soup says:

        Thank you! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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  5. April says:

    Good word to focus on. Breathing is important. 😊Sending you lots of healing vibes your way! I’ve been noodling on this for a bit and the word that keeps popping up is joy…. it may be a keeper. Happy New Year!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Joy is a great word! Joy to you in the New Year!

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