I don’t do a word of the year. But I do a word of right-now-until-I-feel-like-changing-it. Enter: my power word.
The power word right now is consistency.
Consistency is something I struggle with. I get myself pumped up about a new routine or goal, but following through over a long period of time and sticking with it regularly tends to be tricky.
Only doing something once in awhile won’t result in change, which is why consistency is so important. Nothing changes unless you change your habits!
I wrote down a list of areas I know could use a dose of consistency. Next, I narrowed it down to three so that I could keep it manageable in order to devote enough energy to those things to produce change.
Here is that list, and the action I’m taking to make it happen!
Marketing Strategy → PLAN AHEAD. The key to success in anything is having a plan. As the saying goes, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” I know this. Marketing strategy was my corporate job for six years. It’s business 101. Yet, I still find myself working in the moment and going with the flow. #CreativeProblems This is great for some things in life; but planning ahead is an important piece of the puzzle. This is going to be a year of working ahead, and it’s already making a huge impact on my productivity and mindset!
Working Out → PRIORITIZE. Currently, I work the gym around my day instead of the other way around. If time allows, I’ll squeeze it in. This results in a scattered exercise schedule and inconsistent results. To fix this, I’m going to commit to my gym days ahead of time. Prioritizing workout days in advance will make it much easier to hold myself accountable!
Food Prep → BATCH COOK. I’ve found when the fridge is full of healthy, delicious food that’s prepped and ready to go, I’m far less likely to give in to those Oreos. Spending a few hours at the beginning of the week to batch cook starts the week off on a high note. Hard boiled eggs, chicken, roasted veggies, and fresh fruit are some of my favorite staples to have on hand. Nothing feels better than fueling your body with the right nutrition!
To keep consistency top of mind, I printed it out to hang in my office. I find having a visual reminder to be so incredibly helpful. This word has me fired up, so I wanted to pass it along!
With help from our amazing Instagram community, I put together this list of words you can use as your power word or word of the year. Thank you so much for the amazing replies!
Power Word Printables
The free downloads of each word can be found below. Select the word(s) you like best, save to your computer, and print!
- Wild Heart
- Download All 20 Power Words
More Power Word Ideas
My hope is for these words to encourage you, year-round. I’d love to hear: What is a power word that invokes change in your life?