Give the New Year a Theme

Well, here we are again, ready to begin a new calendar year. Resolutions are on the minds of many. I believe that it is very important to set intentions and goals and resolve to make changes at the beginning of the year and set our course for the coming months. Another valuable tool to incorporate at the beginning of the year is to give the year a theme.


A theme allows you to set your intention for the coming year and holds the space to achieve your goals. Some examples would be Live Big, Living with Heart, Light the Fire Within, Playing to Win or Sharing and Caring. It can be One Word like Thrive, Transformation, Shine, Elevate or another word that suits your fancy. Here are some key questions to ask yourself and tips to help you create your theme:

  • Who do I want to be in this New Year?
  • What do I want the next 12 months to be for me?
  • What inspires me?
  • What energizes me?
  • What lights my inner fire?
  • What goals and dreams am I currently manifesting?
  • Keep your theme short; one to five words will work best.
  • Feel the phrase; use words that bring up an emotional response in you.
  • Think of words that describe where you are at and where you want to go.
  • What words support you or inspire you?
  • Let the theme come from deep inside, from your universal connection.
  • Have fun with it, get creative and feel the magic of a new beginning.
  • Perhaps add a subtitle to power it up even more.

Write your theme down and post it somewhere that is visible daily. You could also draw or paint a symbol or picture that represents your theme and post it. Create a Vision Board to represent what you are creating during the year and put your theme on your board. Verbally repeat your theme often. By writing or drawing it, saying it aloud and posting it where you can visually see it daily, you will fully integrate your theme into your life.

“And now let us welcome the New Year full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke

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