“When you are aligned with the truth of who you truly are, then you experience bliss.
– Vivian Amiss
I have been partaking the WOTY (Word of the Year) exercise for the past 3 years now. I am so grateful to Corinne for introducing me to this wonderful activity.
The WOTY works far better than making resolutions, which have a way of crashing mid-flight.
Having said that, it doesn’t stop me from goal setting. But having a Word of the Year really helps align the goals with the WOTY.
So without much ado, my WOTY as you all have figured out by now is “Aligned”.
It has taken me ample amount of time, and going back and forth to zero down on this precious word. It wasn’t a simple choice, and it took more time than usual to arrive and ‘align”! I had the same issue arriving at my WOTY 2019, “Breathe” when my dear friend, Damyanti came to my rescue.
Flashback into the Previous WOTYs
So here are my WOTYs from the past:
Nurture for 2018
Breathe for 2019
Self-Love/Self-Care for 2020 (which I never got around to writing about, but managed to follow it to the T. Amen to that!)
In 2018 I managed to very successfully nurture a whole bunch of people, leaving aside myself. But that’s what the situation demanded of me, then. But I am grateful realisation dawned and I kept growing, in the years that followed.
I am glad that in 2019, I took time to focus and align with my breath, choosing Breathe as the WOTY.
This naturally had to be followed up with Self-Love/Self-Care in 2020, in the absence of which my cup was running empty. I have said this recently: Self-love taught me how to love myself and others unconditionally, irrespective of the flaws and judgements. I will continue to travel this path in 2021, as well. For a moment I did wish upon this word to be my WOTY again, but then I realised I would have ample scope to grow along side, if I choose to be aligned.
“Being aligned is not just energy and aligning with higher vibrations, but it is also aligning with your soul self. That is truly what being in alignment is.”
– Messages from SG
MY WOTY for 2021: “Aligned”
2020 has been a year of lessons aplenty, without which I wouldn’t be who I am in 2021! As I move forward into a new decade armed with all the learnings from the past, I realise it is absolutely pertinent to be aligned with oneself and these precious learnings.
Therefore, in this brand new year I choose to be aligned with the following:
1. My Soul journey and my True Self
2. Silences and Introspection
3. Gratitude and Love
5. The Flow of life however harsh the current maybe
7. A Confetti of Kindness for every soul that I come across
8. Body (health goals), Soul (spiritual growth) and Mind (thoughts)
11. My Tribe of People
12. Writing, Work and Reading goals
13. Goals, Vision and Life purpose
14. Giving back to the world consistently
18. Present moment
20. Stillness and Being
Yes, choosing “aligned’ as my WOTY is no mean feat. It encompasses multiple facets of life. Yet, at the same time I believe it is an empowering and grounding experience to go through.
How I Plan to Stay Aligned?
In order to be aligned, I will need to take charge, plan, goal set, implement, abide by a routine and delve deeper into myself. The current Ink Bucket Planner that I am using, is bound to come handy, like last year. I hope to be more regular with it, this time on.
I have already finished goal setting in the planner; goals that I hope to align with my WOTY.
“When the basis of your actions is inner alignment with the present moment, your actions become empowered with the intelligence of life itself.”
– Eckhart Tolle
This year I am also working with a habit tracker, which is part of the planner. I had completely ignored it last year. This year I plan to be regular. The habit tracker, I know will help me stay accountable and aligned to some of the above things I have listed.
You may wonder why I chose Aligned instead of Alignment. Well, I am already manifesting the word, therefore I prefer to use it in the past participle tense.
I am bringing down my screen time drastically. Easier said than done, given the fact that I work in the field of social media and content curation. Yet it is pretty much achievable.
To stay true to myself and to the above goals, my WOTY will come exceptionally handy.
I wish you all reading this a very precious and prosperous year of expansive horizons, exponential growth, and good health.
Do you have a WOTY for 2021? If not, do you think you will create one for yourself?
Tell me what is that one thought that you might choose to work with this year?
Would love to hear from you.
May you find your WOTY, and may it bring you all that you desire.
Love and Light! <3 <3
Linking up with Corinne for the WOTY2021