Every year since 2015 I have been setting a word of the year. Normally by the last week of December, I would be certain of my word for the next year. But this time I had a difficult time coming up with my word of the year.
A word of the year is to guide the individual during that year. It’s this keystone word that will help you navigate life more or less smoothly.
I set my word based on my experiences in the previous year. The challenges in the prior year and how well or not I tackled them is my compass in setting the word. 2021 wasn’t exactly a picnic for me and I struggled in identifying a word for 2022.
In 2021, my mind worked from a place of lack. Even when I had an abundance of everything I needed and wanted in my life, my mind kept going back to a place of not enough. Time seemed to be the one most important entity that was running out on me. Nothing I did was good enough. For a person who is well organized and is clear in how I wanted my physical and mental space to be, I most certainly lived in chaos and clutter in 2021. No matter how hard I tried I could never fix my physical and mental space. Time was constantly running out. Or so I felt.
Word of the Year – 2022
This year I intend to change that. There is always a choice. No matter how late I get to a task, it’s never too late. The decision lies on me. I need to remember that.
So, my chosen word for 2022 to help me in navigating these 12 months is NOW.
NOW is the time. If I am alive then it means the time hasn’t run out. I am not going to be badgered with ‘what’s the point’ questions my very dubious self pester me with. The point is I can and I will. And I must.
I feel bad for 2021 because it was a good year. Good things had happened, yet I was not completely present there to enjoy the goodness.
The only thing I can control is how I respond to a situation and now is the time to realize and focus on what matters to me.
Everything is possible.
There is enough time.
Now is the time.