Choose a “word of the year” to stay motivated and keep you on the road to success in 2022 with this printable list of positive, motivational, and inspirational words.
Use this alphabetized printable list of positive, motivational, and inspirational words to help you choose your “word of the year” for 2022. Use the positive word you choose as a mantra or focus point to help you stay motivated to achieve your goals!
This alphabetical list of positive motivational words is not exhaustive. You can choose many more inspirational words that would make a perfect choice to be your “word of the year.” It can even be a short motivational phrase, #hashtag, or group of positive words.
Word of the Year Ideas 2022
Have you ever made a New Years’ resolution that you could keep?
Yeah, me neither. So, I found a better idea!
Next, I chose an inspirational word for the year to help me stay focused, motivated, and on track to accomplish my goals.
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What is a “Word of the Year” and the “One Little Word” Project?
A word of the year is a word or phrase you choose to help you stay focused, motivated, and on track throughout the year. It is an uplifting, positive, inspirational word that motivates you to take action. I learned about the one little word project from Ali Edwards. She writes,
In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I go about my daily life. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another—a process I document via simple creative monthly prompts from January to December.
How to Chose a Word of the Year
Choose your word using our free printable list of positive motivational words. Click the link to download and print this printable list of inspirational words and use it to choose your word of the year for 2022.
Although we have updated it to include even more positive and motivational words and put it into alphabetical order–our printable list of “word of the year” ideas is not exhaustive. You can choose other inspirational words that would also make a perfect choice.
Change the plural form or tense of any of the positive words on this list of ideas. If, for example, you prefer your word be spelled “courageous” instead of “courage,” then, by all means, use the plural form or tense that you like.
Your “one little word” can even be a short phrase, #hashtag, or group of words if you wish it to be. It is, after all, your word. Choose something meaningful for you and prepare to be amazed!
When thinking about the word that you would like to use, take a moment to consider your goals and any challenges that you may be facing in your life.
What’s going well, and what can you improve?
If you still need to set goals for the New Year, head over to look at our tips in How to Set SMART Goals. We even have a free goal-setting worksheet you can download–click the link!
Choose a positive, inspirational word that will help you balance everything and make it happen–your choices are unlimited! Claim any word that holds heart and meaning to use as your word of the year.
Don’t worry if none cry out to be your word of the year at first. Meditate, reflect, and allow your word for the year to come to you.
5 Fun Ways to Use Your 2022 Word of the Year
Some people claim writing down your goals is the quickest way to reach them. Choosing a word for 2022 can help you get focused and stay motivated. Bring the word you desire into your life with any of the fun “word of the year” ideas below.
1. Doodle Your “Word of the Year”
Spend some time writing and doodling the motivational word that you choose for your word of the year for 2022. Doodling your word or short phrase can help you embody the positive word or words and make it yours for the year. Make sticky notes and put them all around the house.
Once finished, frame your inspirational word and put it someplace that you will see it every day. If you keep a bullet journal, place your inspirational word for 2022 on the cover or front page.
2. Paint a Rock with Your Inspirational Word
First, paint a rock, or several rocks, with your inspirational word for 2022. Next, place them somewhere that you will see them daily. Inspirational word rocks make an excellent paperweight for a desk and look lovely in the yard or garden. Pop over to have a look at these fun rock painting tips and ideas to get started on your inspirational word rock.
3. Make a “Word of the Year” Bracelet or Necklace
Make a beaded bracelet or necklace with your “word of the year” on it. This jewelry-making tutorial shares how to make a name necklace. Substitute your positive “word of the year” in place of a “name,” and your good to go!
Alternatively, use this tutorial to make a beaded necklace and bead an inspirational word charm into it. If you don’t want to make your necklace, purchase a lovely sterling silver ball chain and put a word charm on it!
4. Paint a Candle Holder with Your Positive Motivational Word of Choice
Use our personalized candle holder tutorial to paint a heart with your motivational word of the year on it. These gorgeous hand-painted candle holders cast beautiful heart shapes upon the wall when lit!
5. Purchase Positive Inspirational Word Swag
Make your inspirational word of the year work for you with fun swag you can buy–such as Word Cloud Art Prints–with your motivational word on it to help you stay focused on your goals all year.
Word of the Year 2022 Ideas
Once you have decided on your word for 2022, use it to create any of the ideas listed above to help revitalize it and bring your dreams and goals to fruition.
Next, learn how to turn your goals into positive affirmations!
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