One word suggestions to boost your confidence

December 28, 2016

Written By

Tabitha Dumas

**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 2024. 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 will be my THIRTEENTH year choosing “one word” and it’s one my favorite end-of-the-year activities. Here’s the list!  Read about “rooted” here. You can read more about the last few years at the end of the this post.

My 2024 word

Tabitha Dumas Beauty-full word for 2024

2024 verse (the same verse my mom has prayed over me all my life): Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

My roundup of words!

 

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

I also created worksheets for choosing your Word and making your vision board!

Download at the links below:

2024 Word and Vision Board Worksheet

Steps for Creating a Vision Board

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

Choosing your One Word: why and how

Do these 5 things instead of resolutions

Let THIS guide you instead of passion

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

I have ideas for your 2024 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

just be

RELATIONSHIPS

people first

intentional

cultivate

quality time

engage

reconnect

savor

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 2024 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 Insiders Facebook group to keep the conversation going.

Check My Events for upcoming vision board workshops here.

If you need help starting 2024 off on the right foot, or finalizing your 2024 Word, consider a FREE Step Into Your Purpose Consultation! Learn more here.

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??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.

 

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.

2022

My word is CULTIVATE. It means to encourage, foster, promote growth, tend, refine, give attention. It’s all about action, intention and getting your hands dirty. I feel like I haven’t “done much” for a few years…and I am ready to get some things growing! I like these:

cultivate peace

cultivate connection

cultivate joy

(you’ll see them pictured in the graphic below)

I plan to cultivate our yard…cultivate areas of my life I have neglected…and help the people in my inner circle cultivate what matters to them as well.

The verse I’m claiming for 2022: “And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who cultivate peace.” James 3:18 Peace is the number one goal of my life so it’s especially fitting.

Tabitha Dumas one word cultivate for 2022

2023

My word was CONNECT and boy, did I!

You can get the recap HERE.

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