2020 – Word Of The Year

Well, look at us! We’ve reached the next year, the next DECADE, in fact! I sincerely hope you had a good one, celebrating the end of one era, and the beginning of this next one.

So, what have you got planned? Any resolutions? I find it very hard to make resolutions. I have done so, in the past, and they just stay that. Resolutions, but not achieved.

Last year, I decided to adopt this trend that has been around a while, and focus on a word for the year. Something that will spur a person on to focus on goals.

It intrigued me, so I thought ‘why not?’

Last year, my word was Self. I wanted to really think about my time, and make sure that I looked after me, as well as everyone else in my life, and concentrate on work/life balance. And I didn’t do too badly, I’ll have you know! I took time out when I needed it, got my nails done, regularly, read lots (147 books, Goodreads knows!) and made sure I had a bubble bath weekly, if not more.

All these things really did help me. I achieved more than I thought I could, found myself able to cope with life a lot calmer, and I got to soak in a tub full of bubble, every week! Bliss!

So, what of this year?

I thought long and hard, and the word that kept coming to mind was this…

Believe.

So that will be my focus this year.

I want to believe in myself. Have that confidence that I can achieve my goals, and make my dreams come true.

The book is out in 6 weeks. I am nervous as anything, but I need that belief that all will go well; that I am not a bad writer, and that it will be well received.

I need to believe that I can write most of, if not all of, book two, as well. I don’t have another twenty years to tinker about! And, I am hoping that there will be readers of my first book, who would like to read more from me… I have to believe that!

I want to focus on my own beliefs a little more too.

I hope to visit the gurdwara more regularly, and pay my respects to God. After all, he’s helped me get this far. It’s a shame, because the most beautiful temple is a stone’s throw away from our home, yet we drive past daily, instead of popping in. I must change that.

I need to believe that I can change my lifestyle successfully, to be more healthy, from eating and sensible weight loss, to getting some proper exercise in place.

And, I’m still holding onto Self too. That weekly bubble bath will not stop! Might curb the reading a little, if I want to get more of book two written!

So, my dear Peeps, do you have a word for the year? What are your goals, plans, hopes or dreams for 2020?

68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Guat
    Jan 19, 2020 @ 19:03:44

    That’s a GREAT word for writers because we definitely need that extra umph in ourselves. Wishing you luck and hoping that the book goes well!

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  2. foodzesty
    Jan 17, 2020 @ 06:26:14

    Believe, great word!! Something I should think about doing Believing in myself

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  4. Rae Reads
    Jan 11, 2020 @ 15:29:13

    Last year I chose the word “unstoppable.” That was a big m mistake. The Good Lord sent lots of things to stop me, probably to stop me from thinking I could do it all, all by myself.
    This year, I am choosing “audacious” and with God’s help I CAN be bold and courageous, especially in things that really matter.

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  5. LucciaGray
    Jan 05, 2020 @ 20:48:10

    I like tour idea of a word to sum up the year ahead. Self and believe are simple yet powerful and inspirational words. I’ll have a think about mine!

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  6. Carol Balawyder
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 20:59:58

    that’s a great word, Ritu. ❀

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  7. Tony "T-Bird" Burgess
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 20:32:06

    Self needs to be my word for this year. Last year’s word seemed to be survival.

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  8. Jennie
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 13:44:09

    You picked a winner of a word, Ritu!! πŸ˜€

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  9. Breanna Beam
    Jan 04, 2020 @ 04:18:47

    Happy New Year Ritu! I also decided to jump on the word for the year bandwagon, but am starting brand new this year. Do you have any advice you can send my way? I will be sending good vibes for your believe year!

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    • Ritu
      Jan 04, 2020 @ 09:39:43

      Happy New Year Breanna!
      I ink I started this last year, myself, and I think the best way to whittle it down to your one word, would be to think about what you want to achieve, be it personal or professional.
      What word will drive you to fulfil your ambition? Proactive, Achieve, that kind of thing.
      Or it could be that you need to relearn things, take stock of life, so it could be Think, or Mindfulness.
      I’m sure there is a website out there to help!
      This is one Article I found, that could help with your choice.
      https://cultivatewhatmatters.com/blogs/cwm/how-to-choose-your-word-for-the-year

      Let me know what you choose!

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  10. elementhealing
    Jan 03, 2020 @ 14:58:03

    Believe is an excellent choice. If one believes there is hope; and in hope the seed of faith is borne. I love that.

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  11. roughwighting
    Jan 03, 2020 @ 12:15:39

    BELIEVE is a perfect word – I like how you use it here for your 2020 goal. I think my word will be CREATIVITY this year, suffused with my annual word – LOVE. xo

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  12. thereluctantpoet
    Jan 03, 2020 @ 02:11:07

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  13. johnrieber
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 21:47:21

    A great word…I work with many companies and brands, and using that as my guide, my word for 2020 is “ARTICULATE”. Do it with every project I begin, personal or professional…be clear, focused and “articulate”….we will see…Happy New Year and here’s to an exciting 2020!

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  14. kritsayvonne
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 20:50:52

    Happy New year! I look forward to reading your book. Believe is a good word choice. X

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  15. scr4pl80
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 19:33:20

    I had Believe as my word a few years ago. It was a magical one. This year I am going with Drive.

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  16. Darlene
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 18:28:20

    Believe is a great word!!

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  17. pensitivity101
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 18:02:38

    Guess my word would be Health Ritu as we still have a few issues to resolve this year. Hopefully it won’t be a repetition of 2019.

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  18. joylennick
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 16:23:23

    You’re doing just great, Ritu. Being the wrong side of seventy…eighty…I need more ENERGY. I’ll borrow some of yours any day, lady!! Actually, writing keeps the cogs turning.Here’s to a roaring 2020s and great success with your book. Hugs. xx

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  19. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 16:13:40

    I know it’s going to be a great year for you, Ritu!

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  20. Mama Equis
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 14:57:36

    Surrender. I am surrendering my goals and plans to the Lord because He is much better at making things happen than me!

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  21. John W. Howell
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 14:37:56

    Believe is a great word, Ritu.

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  22. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 14:30:30

    It is nice to see you posting regularly again, Ritu. I miss your entertaining anecdotes about your daily life. I hope 2020 brings you all good things and better health too.

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  23. Ritu
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 13:47:20

    A great word! Happy 2020 πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ’œ

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  24. OIKOSβ„’-Publishing
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 13:14:26

    Happy New Year to you all, my dear Sis! Your goals are fantastic, and thank you so much for reviewing so many books. Stay blessed, stay funny. Michael

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  25. willowdot21
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 13:00:18

    Sounds good to me Sis, believe is one that would work for me, maybe πŸ’œ

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  26. popsiclesociety
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 12:49:27

    Happy New Year! A word for the new year, I guess happiness πŸ˜‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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  27. Erika Kind
    Jan 01, 2020 @ 12:26:19

    I like both the words you chose for last and this year. I have difficulties finding a single word for what I want to go for this year. It is more a direction I follow which includes a few aspects which may represent my walking stick, my nutrition on the way, and the little tools I am carrying in my backpack. I could sum it up in more having my own back, staying true to myself, digging again into the fields of my passion, AND taking better care of my neglected soul. Perhaps the word could simply be ME. Thank you for the inspiration, sis 😘

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