My Word of the Year for 2021 + How to Pick Your Own!

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WORD OF THE YEAR 2020 – Purpose

I’m so excited to share my word of the year for 2021 with you! For me, 2020 was a little crazy as I’m sure it was for all of you.

The world as we know it changed in so many ways but I also had a lot of time to think about what’s important to me and spend time with my family.

As I sat down to reflect and choose a word of the year for 2021, the first one I thought of was Purpose.

I have a lot of big plans for my businesses and my family life this year and I want to pursue them with a purpose!

Since I want to be more purposeful this year in how I live my life I broke it down to specifically in these 3 categories:


This is a big one for me! I don’t know about you but I have a hard time with time management.

Do you ever feel like you have so many things to do but end up getting nothing done? It me. 🙋‍♀️

This year I’m so excited to keep trying out time blocking for my business and home life.

Time blocking is when you set a timer for a certain task you want to accomplish. Then you try to get it done within the time you set.

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I love this idea because I love a good challenge.

I’ll be setting that timer to help myself get some of the less exciting tasks done such as dishes and folding laundry.

I also think it will limit distractions and help me tackle my to-do list with purpose!


I’m so thankful for the people in my life who love and support me and this year I want to purposefully spend time with all of them!

This means carving out time to spend with each of my kids, my husband, and my friends and family!


As a mom of 4, I often forget to take care of myself because I am always taking care of someone else.

This year I want to be purposeful about setting aside time to pray, read my bible, and make sure I’m paying attention to my physical health.

For example, I always forget to drink enough water and I’ve completely given up on meal planning. 🤷‍♀️

These are a couple of things I want to be purposeful about doing in this brand new year!


Now it’s your turn to pick your word for the year. An easy way to do this is to sit down and reflect on last year by answering the following questions:

  • What brought you joy?
  • What stressed you out?
  • In which areas of your life did you feel confident?
  • In which areas of your life did you feel like you needed encouragement?
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After you answer these questions you’ll have a clear view of 2020 and be able to choose a word of the year for 2020. Here’s a list of words to inspire you to choose your own:

  • Abundance
  • Acceptance
  • Achieve
  • Act
  • Adventure
  • Alignment
  • Alive
  • Appreciate
  • Balance
  • Be 
  • Beauty
  • Begin
  • Believe
  • Belong
  • Bloom
  • Bold
  • Boundaries
  • Brave
  • Breathe
  • Calm
  • Celebrate
  • Challenge
  • Commit
  • Communication
  • Compassion
  • Confidence
  • Connect 
  • Consistency
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Cultivate
  • Dedication
  • Deliberate
  • Delight
  • Determination
  • Devote
  • Diligence
  • Discipline
  • Dream
  • Embrace
  • Encourage
  • Energy
  • Enjoy
  • Enlighten
  • Enough
  • Enthusiasm
  • Environment
  • Expand
  • Experience
  • Explore
  • Faith
  • Family
  • Fearless
  • Finish
  • Fitness
  • Flourish
  • Focus
  • Forgive
  • Foster
  • Freedom
  • Fulfilling
  • Fun
  • Generosity
  • Gentle
  • Give
  • Glorious
  • Glow
  • Goals
  • Gratitude
  • Grounded
  • Grow
  • Happy
  • Harmony
  • Heal
  • Health
  • Honest
  • Hope
  • Humble
  • Hustle
  • Imagination
  • Improvement
  • Increase
  • Indulge
  • Inspire
  • Integrity
  • Intentional
  • Journey
  • Joy
  • Jump
  • Kind
  • Laughter
  • Lead
  • Learn
  • Less
  • Listen
  • Live
  • Love
  • Meditate
  • Mindfulness
  • Now
  • Nurture
  • Observe
  • Organize
  • Overcome
  • Passion
  • Patience
  • Peace
  • Persevere
  • Perspective
  • Play
  • Positivity
  • Practice
  • Pray
  • Present
  • Progress
  • Purpose
  • Reflect
  • Relax
  • Release
  • Renew
  • Reset
  • Resolve
  • Respect
  • Rest
  • Revive
  • Rise
  • Romance
  • Seek
  • Self-care
  • Self-love
  • Shine
  • Simple
  • Simplify
  • Slow
  • Smile
  • Speak
  • Spirit
  • Still
  • Strength
  • Stretch
  • Success
  • Support
  • Surrender
  • Teach
  • Think
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Thrive
  • Today
  • Transform
  • Travel
  • Treasure
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Try
  • Understand
  • Unique
  • Unlimited
  • Unstoppable
  • Value
  • Visionary
  • Vulnerability
  • Wander
  • Wellness
  • Whole
  • Wholehearted
  • Wild
  • Winning
  • Wisdom
  • Wish
  • Wonder
  • Work
  • Worth
  • Wow
  • Yes
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Have fun picking your word for the year and I hope your year is as amazing as you are! 🤗

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