One Word

by Jen on January 2, 2013

This week I have been asking my yoga students and blog readers (via Facebook) to think of ONE word that describes how the want to feel in 2013. The responses have been phenomenal and so thought provoking.

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I am the first to admit that it’s not really easy to pinpoint one perfect word. It’s kind of intimidating, actually. I am really struggling with it myself. Some of the first words that have come to my mind are…

Complete
Bright
Certain
Alive
Direction

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When you identify something you want to feel you can choose to focus on that feeling. So instead of thinking about how broken you are, you think about feeling complete and whole. Instead of feeling like nothing you do is never enough and you aren’t making a difference in the world, you focus on being bright…a source of positive, uplifting inspiration for those around you. Instead of questioning every single decision you make, you are confident and certain in the direction that you are heading. Instead of feeling dead on the inside and shut off to the world, you enjoy feeling sunshine on your face, laughing with friends and all of the amazing experiences that you can say yes to…if you want to. Instead of feeling lost and aimless in your direction and that your goals are out of reach, you GO FOR IT AND TRUST IT.

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So tell me…what is your one word?

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ashley W January 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Proud.

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2 Jill K January 2, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Successful.

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3 Michelle January 2, 2013 at 10:38 pm

I voted for peace :-)

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4 Katie F. January 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Settled.

This is a great blog post, thanks Jen!

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5 Christie January 2, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Driven :)

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6 Sarah January 2, 2013 at 10:48 pm

Gnosis.

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7 Kerry January 2, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Myself.

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8 mary January 2, 2013 at 10:56 pm

home

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9 Lisa January 3, 2013 at 12:08 am

Productive

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10 Ashleigh January 3, 2013 at 12:47 am

SMILE

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11 Sig @ Melbourne Maharani January 3, 2013 at 3:51 am

I just posted about this and my word I chose was – COURAGE. With that I also want to feel peace and freedom :)

Happy New year to you Jen :)

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12 Amy January 3, 2013 at 6:22 am

Content

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13 Erica { EricaDHouse.com } January 3, 2013 at 6:45 am

Open.

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14 russg January 3, 2013 at 7:02 am

Satisfied (as in pleased with what has happened or with what you have achieved). Satisfied in work, life, money, place of residence, with friends, health, physical fitness, and weight.

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15 Lauren January 3, 2013 at 8:53 am

Peaceful

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16 Bess @ Bess Be Fit January 3, 2013 at 9:02 am

Unstoppable :)

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17 Stephanie @ A Girl and Her Manny January 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

Loved.

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18 Katherine January 3, 2013 at 9:36 am
19 Karlee January 3, 2013 at 9:43 am

happy (i really like satisfied too!!)

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20 MANDY January 3, 2013 at 10:00 am

captivated

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21 Whitney @ Yoga Pancake January 3, 2013 at 10:28 am

Peace.

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22 Grace @ PracticingGrace January 3, 2013 at 10:33 am

ALIVE

I really loved this. Thanks, Jen. 2013 here we come!!!

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23 Sara January 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Purposeful

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24 Sara January 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm

Also, my mom sent me this – I need to tape it to my mirror:

http://www.uexpress.com/dearabby/?uc_full_date=20130101

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25 Jen January 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm

love this!!!

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26 Mel January 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm

Home!

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27 Lea @ Greens and Coffee Beans January 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Satisfaction

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28 AlaskanAlison January 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

My word for 2013 is “courage.” I love the word so much that I’m thinking about getting it tattooed on my foot.

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29 Jen January 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm

that’s awesome. :)

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30 Bethany January 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Proud.

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31 Suze January 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Accepted.

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32 Alaina January 3, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Determination. :-)

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33 Lauren @ Sugar Coated Sisters January 3, 2013 at 5:21 pm

I was thinking of ‘awake’… but I’m not 100% on it yet. I need to find a thesaurus….

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34 Melissa January 3, 2013 at 10:47 pm

Fulfilled! This was immediately the first word that came to mind, and I’m amazed no one else said it. Great post, I loved reading all of the other responses!!

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35 Sarah January 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

connected

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36 Linda January 4, 2013 at 5:46 pm

Fulfilled!

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37 Jessica January 5, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Confident.

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