What's Your Word? How to Choose a Word of the Year

podcast Dec 18, 2018

I've mentioned before that I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions. They are shiny, bright objects that fill us with enthusiasm at the beginning of the year and quickly lose their sparkle once the newness wears off. That's why I like to encourage people to choose a word of the year, rather than making a bunch of resolutions. In this episode, I talk about choosing a word, how that word will guide your decisions throughout the coming year, how optimism helps us achieve our goals, and how we can "train" optimism. At the end of the episode, I share three fun ideas for personal or family projects that you can use to develop optimism. 

You can listen to the full episode in the player below, or head over to iTunes, Spotify or Google Play.

If you're listening to this / reading this through the holiday season, or if you've been following along with some of the episodes I've done related to journaling, you might find the following journal prompts helpful:

  1. What were your best moments of 2018?
  2. What are you most thankful for this year?
  3. If you had a theme song, what would it be?
  4. If you had to come up with a #hashtag to describe your life, or who you want to be in the new year, what would it be?
  5. Write yourself a letter dated December 31, 2019- describing the highlights of your year (writing a letter to your future self about the year you're about to have).


About your Podcast Host:

Coach Kim explores topics that will help you power up your life so that you can design a life you love. If you are ready to think, feel, train and live like a champion, tune in for expert interviews and real talk that will give you the tools and courage you need to chase your dreams.

Coach Kim Peek is a fitness and real-food enthusiast who is also a theater-mom, dog-mom and breast cancer survivor. Kim has a number of coaching certifications including: ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach and Healthy Running. She is certified to teach a variety of fitness formats, and is constantly studying movement, motivation and other wellness topics to unlock success secrets for her audience. Kim is also a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist and a Functional Aging Specialist.

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