211 Word of the Year Ideas

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?

It’s fun.

It’s awesome.

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.

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  • 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.

  1. Act
  2. Action
  3. Abundance
  4. Accomplished
  5. Adapt
  6. Advance
  7. Adventure
  8. Align
  9. Allow
  10. Anchor
  11. Authentic
  12. Aware
  1. Badass
  1. Balance
  2. Be
  3. Become
  4. Begin
  5. Believe
  6. Better
  7. Blessed
  8. Blessings
  9. Bold
  10. Boundaries
  11. Brave
  12. Breathe
  13. Bright
  14. Budget
  15. Build
  16. Calm
  17. Capable
  18. Care
  19. Celebrate
  20. Centered
  21. Change
  22. Cherished
  23. Chill
  24. Choose
  25. Clarity
  26. Classy
  27. Comfort
  28. Commit
  29. Commitment
  30. Communicate
  31. Communication
  32. Compassion
  33. Complete
  34. Confidence
  35. Connect
  36. Connection
  37. Conquer
  38. Consistent
  39. Contentment
  40. Courage
  41. Create
  42. Creativity
  43. Cultivate
  44. Declutter
  45. Dedicated
  46. Delight
  47. Dependable
  48. Determined
  49. Devotion
  50. Direction
  51. Discipline
  52. Discover
  53. Dream
  54. Ease
  55. Embrace
  56. Empowered
  57. Encourage
  58. Engage
  59. Energy
  60. Enjoy
  61. Enlightened
  62. Enough
  63. Expand
  64. Explore
  65. Faith
  66. Family
  67. Fearless
  68. Fierce
  69. Finish
  70. Fit
  71. Fitness
  72. Flow
  1. Flourish
  1. Focus
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Forward
  4. Foundation
  5. Free
  6. Freedom
  7. Friendship
  8. Generous
  9. Gentleness
  10. Give
  11. Glitter
  12. Glow
  13. Go
  14. Goals
  15. Goodwill
  16. Grace
  17. Graceful
  18. Grateful
  19. Gratitude
  20. Grounded
  21. Grow
  22. Growth
  23. Happiness
  24. Heal
  25. Health
  26. Healing
  27. Heart
  28. Hero
  29. Home
  30. Honesty
  31. Hope
  32. Humble
  33. Imagine
  34. Immerse
  35. Improve
  36. Inspire
  37. Integrity
  38. Intentional
  39. Intuition
  40. Journey
  41. Joy
  42. Kind
  43. Kindness
  44. Learn
  45. Light
  46. Limitless
  47. Listen
  48. Love
  49. Loved
  50. Loyalty
  51. Magical
  52. Manifest
  53. Mercy
  54. Mindfulness
  55. Motion
  56. Motivation
  57. No
  58. Nourish
  1. Nurture
  1. Open
  2. Organize
  3. Organized
  4. Passion
  5. Patience
  6. Peace
  7. Persevere
  8. Persist
  9. Persistence
  10. Play
  11. Positive
  12. Positivity
  13. Possibilities
  14. Potential
  15. Power
  16. Prayer
  17. Prepare
  18. Present
  19. Proactive
  20. Progress
  21. Promise
  22. Prosper
  23. Prosperity
  24. Purpose
  25. Quiet
  26. Radiant
  27. Rebuild
  28. Rediscover
  29. Reflect
  30. Refresh
  31. Reinvention
  32. Relationships
  33. Relax
  34. Release
  35. Renew
  36. Renewal
  37. Reset
  1. Resilience
  2. Resilient
  1. Rest
  2. Restore
  3. Revive
  4. Rise
  1. Rockstar
  2. Salad
  1. Self-Acceptance
  2. Self-Awareness
  3. Self-Care
  4. Serenity
  5. Serve
  6. Service
  7. Shine
  8. Simplify
  9. Slow
  10. Snuggle
  11. Softness
  12. Soul
  13. Sparkle
  14. Sparkly
  15. Spirituality
  16. Stability
  17. Start
  18. Steady
  19. Stillness
  20. Strength
  21. Stretch
  22. Stronger
  23. Support
  24. Surrender
  25. Teach
  26. Tender
  27. Thankful
  28. Thrive
  29. Tidy
  30. Tranquil
  1. Tranquility
  1. Transformation
  2. Transparency
  3. Travel
  4. Trust
  5. Truth
  6. Unapologetic
  7. Unconditional
  8. Unstoppable
  9. Uplift
  10. Valued
  11. Vibe
  12. Visible
  13. Vision
  14. Wellness
  15. Whitespace
  16. Willingness
  17. Win
  18. Whole
  19. Wonder
  20. Worksheet
  21. Worth
  22. Worthy
  23. Yes
  24. Zen

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:

  1. Enough (I am Enough)
  2. Progress (Progress not Perfection)
  3. Grace (Patience and Grace)
  4. Rise (Rise + Shine)
  5. Sparkly (Live Sparkly)
  6. 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.

xo Sheri

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