245 Word of the Year Ideas to Choose From
Need help finding the right word of the year?
Whether you’re making a fresh start for the new year, you think you might want to refresh your word mid-year, or you want to choose one for the first time right now, I hope this list helps you find the perfect word for YOU.
There’s no time like right now to choose/refresh a word of the year because WHY?
And it can help you change your life.
I added 34 new, Sparkly (Word # 204) words for 2022.
The most hilarious word I saw was Salad, which didn’t make it in to the list – but the more I think about it, it probably should have after the last two years we’ve experienced. *))) UPDATE: I changed my mind. Salad is now in the list. Too good to leave out.
This list of word suggestions can help Inspire (Word #122) you to Embrace (Word #68) your Goals (Word #100) and Commit (Word #41) to Create (Word #54) your Best Year Ever!
I Believe (Word #18) choosing a word to represent your vibe intention is the perfect way to start the new year or make a fresh start any day of the year!
I’ve updated this post for 2022 and created a cute printable for you to download.
This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using this link.
245 word of the year ideas list
What if you can’t pick just one word?
What if you just can’t choose any Word for the Year?
245 Word of the Year Ideas
I surveyed women IRL and in my Facebook and Instagram communities and brainstormed some of my own fave words, including “whitespace.” These are words that female bloggers, content creators, solopreneurs, mommy bloggers, crafters, creatives and students in my tribes are focusing on.
What if you can't pick just one word?
Ok, so if you (like me) can’t just pick just one word, you can 1) use two or more words and layer your words or 2) you can break your list down to 12 words and create your own little Word of the Month calendar or 3) you can use one of your top picks to form a phrase that captures the vibe you are craving.
Power up your word of the year
So you’re loving your word of the year and how it makes you feel.
You can boost the vibe by making it into a phrase.
Here are some word of the year phrase examples:
- Enough (I am Enough)
- Progress (Progress not Perfection)
- Grace (Patience and Grace)
- Rise (Rise + Shine)
- Sparkly (Live Sparkly)
- Faith (Walk in Faith)
What if you just can't decide on ANY Word of the Year?
If you are so stumped, you can’t even think of one word of the year that you are excited about, just skip it. It shouldn’t be frustrating or stressful to choose your word. It should feel exciting and make you happy.
Maybe it’s just not for you . . . at this time. Or now that you’ve opened up to it, a special word might come to you later in the year.
My word for the year is:
Grace. I have kept Grace at the top of my word of the list for five years standing. I layer words and in 2022, I added not one but two more words: Transformation and Discipline.
I made a sweet little printable of these 245 words as a freebie for my readers. If you think you it might help you pick your perfect word, just download it below.