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250+ Empowering Word Of The Year Ideas

Fire up your motivation with these word of the year ideas. Set positive intentions for personal growth, relationships, career, and more.

Sometimes the best New Year resolution can be one word. It sets the tone of the coming year and represents your intention.

I chose “reconnection” as my word of last year as I realized the relationships I have left unattended along the way. Ironically, it was not the best time to reconnect with my friends and loved ones. But because of the promise I made myself at the beginning of the year, I found another way to make it happen.

As the pandemic broke out, I reached out to the childhood friends and asked if they were doing ok. Just by this small effort, I reconnect people I haven’t spoken to in a decade. I felt less alone amidst social distancing. And we are looking forward to hanging out again.

That’s why I am picking my word of the year for 2022 again. This one-word mantra works like magic. It holds me accountable and motivated throughout the year.

To help you find your yearly intention, here’s a list of word of the year ideas for 2022.

Table Of Content

  • 100+ word of the year ideas from A to Z
  • How to find your word of the year?
    • Use self-reflecting prompts
    • Find your core values
    • Make it fun and random

100+ word of the year ideas from A to Z

A

  • Accomplishment
  • Abundance
  • Accelerate
  • Achieve
  • Adventure
  • Ambition
  • Aliveness
  • Awareness
  • Awake
  • Ability
  • Art
  • Appreciation
  • Action
  • Authenticity
  • Anticipation
  • Affirmation
  • Accountability

B

  • Betterment
  • Beauty
  • Blessing
  • Bloom
  • Balance
  • Believe
  • Begin
  • Breathe
  • Bold
  • Boost
  • Boundary
  • Bravery
Word of the year ideas staring with C

C

  • Charisma
  • Choice
  • Comfort
  • Confidence
  • Consciousness
  • Contribute
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Calm
  • Change
  • Compassion
  • Communication
  • Challenge
  • Cherish
  • Commitment
  • Collaboration
  • Clarity
  • Community
  • Consistency
  • Concentrate
  • Curiosity
  • Can-do
  • Climb
  • Credibility

D

  • Determination
  • Delegate
  • Decision
  • Dedication
  • Direction
  • Depth
  • Discovery
  • Desire
  • Diversify

E

  • Ease
  • Education
  • Empathy
  • Energy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Enough
  • Establish
  • Evolution
  • Exceed
  • Excellency
  • Effort
  • Experience
  • Explore
  • Express

F

  • Finesse
  • Faith
  • Fellowship
  • Flexible
  • Forgiveness
  • Forward
  • Friendship
  • Fun
  • Fulfillment
  • Family
  • Focus
  • Fearless
  • Freedom
  • Feedback
  • Fame
  • Fortune
  • Future

G

H

  • Health
  • Happiness
  • Home
  • Harmony
  • Honesty
  • Hope
  • Healing
  • Habit
Word of the year ideas staring with I

I

  • Idea
  • Improvement
  • Ingenuity
  • Innovation
  • Inspiration
  • Interest
  • Inner peace
  • Imagination
  • Independence
  • Intuition
  • Integrity
  • Interaction
  • Invention
  • Individuality
  • Intelligence
  • Investment

J

  • Joy
  • Journey

K

L

  • Learn
  • Liberation
  • Love
  • Life
  • Laughter
  • Leadership
  • Limitless
  • Listen

M

  • Magnify
  • Manifestation
  • Master
  • Miracle
  • Motivation
  • Mindfulness
  • Meaningful
  • Magnificent
  • Meditation
  • Mindset
  • Momentum

N

  • Nirvana
  • Nourish
  • Now
  • Nature
  • Nurture
  • New

O

  • Openness
  • Opportunity
  • Originality
  • Observation
  • Optimism
  • Organized
  • Openhearted
Word of the year ideas staring with P

P

  • Patience
  • Passion
  • Peace
  • Peak
  • Perfection
  • Positivity
  • Potential
  • Practice
  • Promotion
  • Progress
  • Productivity
  • Prosperity
  • Pure
  • Purpose
  • Possibility
  • Profit
  • Perspective
  • Perseverance
  • Pioneering
  • Planning
  • Preparation

Q

  • Quality
  • Queen

R

  • Relax
  • Release
  • Relief
  • Reward
  • Rich
  • Responsibility
  • Restore
  • Rest
  • Reputation
  • Reliable
  • Result
  • Real
  • Reset
  • Restart
  • Rebellious
  • Relationship
  • Robust
Word of the year ideas staring with S

S

  • Safety
  • Saving
  • Self-discipline
  • Self-esteem
  • Sharing
  • Simplify
  • Smile
  • Success
  • Sufficient
  • Support
  • Sympathy
  • Spiritual
  • Space
  • Stillness
  • Solutions
  • Self-awareness
  • Surprise
  • Skills
  • Stable
  • Serenity
  • Self-care
  • Self-love
  • Spontaneous

T

  • Teach
  • Thankful
  • Thrive
  • Tranquility
  • Teamwork
  • Transformation
  • Triumph
  • Trust
  • Tenacity
  • Truth
  • Top
  • Togetherness
  • Talent
  • Time
  • Tutor

U

  • Understanding
  • Upgrade
  • Uncertainty
  • Uniqueness
  • Unstoppable

V

  • Versatile
  • Vitality
  • Value
  • Voluntary
  • Vision
  • Victory
  • Vibrant
  • Viral

W

  • Well-being
  • Win
  • Wisdom
  • Wealth
  • Worth
  • Wow
  • Work

Y

  • Yin&Yang
  • Youth

Z

  • Zen

How to find your word of the year?

1. Use self-reflecting prompts

Finding one particular word to represent your yearly intention is like a treasure hunt – you don’t always find it. So here are four questions to ponder before deciding what your yearly theme is.

My 2021 is going to be _______.

Adventurous/Blooming/Evolutionary/Excellent/Fun/Fulfilling/Meaningful/Magnificent/Peak/Rewarding/Pioneering/ Profitable/Transforming/Vibrant/Wowing

_____ will make me happier.

Balance/Art/Friendship/Affirmation/Appreciation/Authenticity/Boundaries/Compassion/Communication/Clarity/Faith /Friendship/Fulfillment/Family/Freedom/Fortune/Gratitude/Love/Mindfulness/Meditation/Positivity/Smile/Self-care/Serenity

____ is what I need to take things to the next level.

Adventure/Ambition/Action/Accountability/Braver/Confidence/Communication/Change/Creativity/Commitment/Collaboration/Clarity/Consistency/Education/Delegation/DeterminationDedication/Diversification/Enthusiasm/Entrepreneurship/Effort/Faith/Flexibility/Idea/Individuality/Leadership/Momentum/Mindset/Opportunity/Originality/Patience/Passion/Practice/Perseverance/Planning/Preparation/Self-discipline/Skills/Teamwork/Tenacity/Uniqueness/Vitality

I aim to be (more) _____ this year.

Healthy/Wealthy/Brave/Creative/Compassion/Focused/Confident/Independent/Happy/Calm/Motivated/Openhearted/Positive/Productive/Reliable/Self-discipline/Successful/Spontaneous/Skillful

I’ve given some example answers to fill in the blanks. But if any other words pop into your head, follow your gut!

Read also: 23 Self-interview questions to know more about yourself

2. Find your core values

You can also go through this list of core values. They will help you to identify your life purpose and your focus for this year.

3. Make it fun and random

If you want to know what life throws at you, here is how:

Below are 3 Gifs with different words of the year. Use the shortcut of your phone or your computer to take a screenshot. Now you have two words that might just be your goal this year. Mine says confidence and fulfillment. What about yours?

Word of the year 1
Word of the year 2

What is your word of the year?

Share in the comment or tag me on @_ourmindfullife on Instagram to tell me about it.