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One word suggestions to boost your confidence

**This post is updated every year with the newest links and an update of my one words!**

If you do a “one word,” phrase or mantra for each year, you might be looking for ones that will help you live more purposefully and confidently in 2020. Maybe you’re hoping to take better care of yourself, deepen relationships or live a bigger life. I hope these

one word suggestions to boost your confidence

will fuel your creativity as you explore your word or phrase.

{the full list of words appears below by category}

This is my ninth year choosing “one word” and it’s one my favorite end-of-the-year activities. My words have been joy, peace, SHINE, beloved, utilize and rooted. Read about “rooted” here. 2018 was “simplify.” 2019 was “together.” You can read more about it at the end of the this post. My 2019 update and 2020 word announcement are coming soon! 

If you feel too overwhelmed to get started, go here (I revisit it every year, too): For those who are tired and weary

One of the best ways to discover your one word is to create a vision affirmation statement.

It’s exactly what it sounds like: you create a statement that affirms the vision for your life! Read about the process here: Create your Vision Affirmation Statement.

Get the FREE worksheet download at the link below:

2020 Vision Affirmation Statement

You might also want to check out these blog posts first:

Choosing your One Word: why and how

Helpful tools for planning an amazing year

Do these 5 things instead of resolutions

Let THIS guide you instead of passion

I also created an exercise for choosing your One Word and making your vision board!

Download the FREE One Word/Vision Board Worksheet at the link below.

2020 One Word/Vision Board Worksheet

I have since also chosen a LIFE WORD. It’s Elevate. Read about that here.

I have ideas for your 2020 one word listed by category.

*****For a PDF of all the words for you to print, CLICK HERE*****

BE SEEN

shine

show UP

visible

as you are

emerge

permission

dare to be

BE LOVED

love

beloved

embrace

self love

self care

reclaim

lovable

unconditional

heart

cherished

treasured

surrender

ACCEPT YOURSELF

confidence

be-you-tiful

I’m worth it

worthy

enough

uniquely me

at peace

cherished

reclaim

valued

acceptance

WHOLENESS

whole

whole-hearted

flourish

revolution

making peace

reclaim

heal

authentic self

set free

gratitude

transformation

SLOW DOWN

linger

present

delight

pause

listen

just be

take time

show up

appreciate

slow

remain

right here, right now

RELATIONSHIPS

people first

intentional

cultivate

quality time

engage

reconnect

savour

listen

be present

be open

looking for love

ready to love

forgive

unconditional

connection

WALK YOUR PATH

intentional

journey

celebrate

see with new eyes

adventure

walk worthy

tell my story

own it

explore

SELF CARE

self love

nourish

nurture

pamper

it’s my time

LIVE BIG

purpose

brave

dare to be

no fear

thrive

open up

emerge

whole-hearted

devoted

cultivate

elevate

utilize

letting go

possibility

revolution

discover

embrace

take the leap

big life

grow

best me

FAITH

believe

faith

hope

love

joy

peace

holy

redeemed

spirit

soul

soul care

surrender

vigilant

seek

trust

discipline

disciple

pray

persevere

abide

Did this 2020 One Word list spark any ideas for you?

Do you have or have you used a word not included here? I’d love to know! Comment or head over to my Facebook page to keep the conversation going.

Check My Events for upcoming vision board workshops here.

If you need help starting 2020 off on the right foot, or finalizing your 2020 One Word, consider a FREE Step Into Your Purpose Consultation! Learn more here.

Choosing your One Word for 2020 with Tabitha Dumas

2019: TOGETHER

As I planned and prioritized for 2019, TOGETHER kept emerging. Being together more as a family, working TOGETHER with other business people, gathering women TOGETHER more often, being knit TOGETHER by God, working TOGETHER on my dad’s and husband’s businesses…it represents so much of what I want more of in 2019 and what makes me happy. After every event I host or facilitate, I say, “I love getting people together!” I use the hash tag #bettertogether all the time! I really do believe what the world needs now is community and I want to be more intentional about getting together with people strategically. Are you next??

One word for 2019 how ad why to choose a word for the new year. Mine is together! Tabitha Dumas

2019 update

It was an incredible year of togetherness! Dinner parties, tea parties, workshops, outings, projects, family time…togetherness was definitely a big focus and I loved it!

2020

My “one word” has come to me in various ways over the years. One year I even changed it after about a month! This year it started with a visit to our favorite arboretum when butterflies were swarming everywhere. The next day I attended a soulful and inspiring event and was given an affirmation card all about lightening up and embracing the wonder and joy of childhood. For the last month or so I’ve been cutting activities to create more space in my day so I can focus more on the day to day joy of life as a wife and mom. So my one word for 2020 is…

LIGHT

/līt/ 1. the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible.

2. an expression in someone’s eyes indicating a particular emotion or mood.

3. understanding of a problem or mystery; enlightenment.

4. a window or opening in a wall to let light in.

The hot air balloon in my logo and branding is all about lightness.

Lighten up. Let your light shine. Our cracks allow the light in.

I love how it can be a light shining or a lightness of heart. Butterflies light upon flowers.

Choosing your One Word for 2020 with Tabitha Dumas my ninth year!

Butterflies have become my emblem for 2020. I’ve always loved them but now they’re also a reminder to move through life with a certain lightness.

As a former anxiety sufferer and someone who can tend to allow circumstances in life to weight me down, embracing LIGHT will be a challenge and a gift.

Some things I have in mind:

:: simplifying my business to allow me more time doing what I love
:: pursuing things that bring me joy, namely learning to sew and spending more time in the kitchen
:: taking life less seriously and just having fun
:: being the “fun mom” to my kiddos i.e. being more lighthearted
:: spending more time outdoors so I can notice and appreciate things like flowers and butterflies…and the way the light shines through the trees
:: mentoring women to shine my light the way others have done for me

I’m hoping my one word for 2020 will allow me to pass that lightness on to others as well as I focus more on home and family for this season.

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Choosing your One Word for 2020 with Tabitha Dumas

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About Tabitha Dumas

Seeing women showing UP to their life authentically and confidently--THAT is what excites me. I am a strategist, bringer of the fun, trail blazer and agent of encouragement offering creative and effective strategies to help women elevate their image and expand their influence. I'm also a magazine junkie, dedicated wife, fun-loving mama, bargain shopper and story teller trying to use my powers for good in this crazy world. I love my life!
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