Your Word of the Month 215 Ideas (Live More Intentionally)

When I wrote this, I chose “Focus” as my word for the month. When I got distracted, I chanted “Focus, Focus, Focus” until I finished writing. That’s the power of your keyword, in a nutshell.

If you could summarise your day in one word, what springs to mind?

More to the point, would your chosen word in the evening be the same as in the morning?

The answer is more likely a No.

We start our day with a zest to have a productive and fulfilling day, only to end up with a sizeable portion of it being wasted.

By the time we go to bed, we let out a familiar sigh and vow to ourselves we’d have a better day the next day.

But days like that continue…

I had many days like that.

A word “positive” might describe my morning. Then it would change to “wasted” by evening.

It bugged the heck of me.

So, I decided to come up with one keyword for the month and use it as my guide throughout the day.

I wanted to set the right tone for the day and, most importantly, keep the right mindset throughout the day so that my day ends as intended.

Keyword for the Month – How It Works

Think about one word that summarises your aspiration for the month.

For example, you want to improve a particular area of your life: health, finances or relationship.

And you choose one word that represents your goals and aspiration.

Throughout the month, your chosen word becomes your anchor.

Your one word sums up how you’d like to feel or what you want to focus on, enabling you to use time well.

Your one word is what you care about.

It doesn’t matter what others think or what the word means to others.

It matters to YOU.

Why for the Month, not for the Year

If you’re like me, starting something new always excites you and refreshes your mind.

That’s the magic of coming up with a fresh word for each month.

And why a New Year’s resolution doesn’t last longer than January.

Things become mundane and boring fast, and with the finish line being too far away, we lose interest or motivation to go on and abandon the whole thing by Feb.

Start each month with one word that anchors you throughout the month.

With a new perspective, start afresh, letting your single word direct you to stay on the straight and narrow for the month.

At the end of the month, you reflect on how things have turned out and what you’d like to focus on.

And you pick another word for the following month and so on.

Examples of Keyword for the Month

Coming up are 215 keyword ideas.

Depending on your life goals, struggles or personal relationships with family and friends, certain words will speak to you instantly.

If you have a goal to achieve but you are being pulled into hundreds of different directions, your keyword might be “Focus”.

It’s your intuition telling you:

Yes, this is exactly what I need right now.

Perhaps you had a row with your parents or siblings.

Among 215 words below, you might find that the word “Forgive” is triggering something deep inside.

How to Use Your One Word

Repetition is key.

From the above example, when you start your day with one word “Focus”, your automatic behaviour and thinking will change to deliberate act.

You focus more.

As I started writing this blog post, I chanted the word.

Focus. Focus. Focus…

I fought the urge to check Pinterest and focused on writing.

As I repeated the word, I soon forgot the temptation.

The mere act of repetition really helped me stay focused.

You may not “Forgive” your parents or siblings instantly.

But by repeating the keyword, resentment slowly dissipates.

Your mind opens up for the possibility to forgive as you repeat the word throughout the month.

See It Feel It

The best way of using your one word is to make it visible and feel it.

Write down your word and keep it somewhere you can see every day:

  • Your fridge
  • On the whiteboard in front of your desk
  • A yellow post-it note on your desktop/mirror
  • Screensaver on your phone
  • On top of your To-Do list
  • Your bedside table
  • In your journal

Say it loudly as often as you can, visualise what it’s like when your word is alive and manifested to your life.

Carry that feeling with you throughout the day.

If “Happy” is your one word, your visualisation will make you feel relaxed and smile.

So, as you say the word loudly, put a smile on your face and let your body relax.

215 Word of the Month Ideas

You probably have some idea of your own one word.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 215 words you can choose from.

Print off the list, circle ones that speak to you. Narrow them down to a few.

From there, choose one word for your first month.

Repeat this every month to find your ideal word for each month.

You’ll likely have a different priority, goals, and aspiration every month.

So, a different word will jump out at you at a different time.

Ready?


1. Accept

2. Achieve
3. Act
4. Adapt
5. Add
6. Advance
7. Adventure
8. Allow
9. Amazing
10. Ambition

11. Appreciate

12. Ascend
13. Attention
14. Awake
15. Awe
16. Awesome
17. Balance
18. Be
19. Beautiful
20. Begin

21. Believe

22. Best
23. Big
24. Bold
25. Bounce
26. Boundaries
27. Brave
28. Breathe
29. Bright
30. Build

31. Calm

32. Capture
33. Care
34. Celebrate
35. Challenge
36. Change
37. Chase
38. Comfort
39. Commit
40. Communicate

41. Compassion

42. Compose
43. Compromise
44. Confident
45. Connect
46. Consistent
47. Contribute
48. Courage
49. Create
50. Cultivate

51. Decide

52. Declutter
53. Dedicate
54. Deliberate
55. Devote
56. Discipline
57. Dream
58. Embrace
59. Encourage
60. Enjoy

61. Enthusiastic

62. Excite
63. Expand
64. Experience
65. Explore
66. Fast
67. Fearless
68. Finish
69. Flourish
70. Focus

71. Forgive

72. Forward
73. Free
74. Fulfil
75. Fun
76. Generous
77. Gentle
78. Give
79. Go
80. Goals

81. Gratitude

82. Grounded
83. Grow
84. Habit
85. Happy
86. Harmony
87. Heal
88. Health
89. Heart
90. Here

91. Higher

92. Honest
93. Hope
94. Humble
95. Hustle
96. Imagine
97. Immerse
98. Improve
99. Increase
100. Inspiration

101. Inspire

102. Integrity
103. Intent
104. Intentional
105. Intuition
106. Journey
107. Joy
108. Jump
109. Kind
110. Laugh

111. Lead

112. Learn
113. Less
114. Light
115. Listen
116. Live
117. Love
118. Magic
119. Meditate
120. Mindful

121. Moments

122. More
123. Move
124. New
125. Nature
126. No
127. Now
128. Nurture
129. Observe
130. Open

131. Organize

132. Overcome
133. Passion
134. Patient
135. Pause
136. Peace
137. Permit
138. Persevere
139. Persist
140. Perspective

141. Play

142. Positive
143. Possibilities
144. Possible
145. Powerful
146. Practice
147. Present
148. Progress
149. Prosper
150. Purpose

151. Question

152. Quiet
153. Re-brand
154. Receive
155. Reclaim
156. Reflect
157. Relax
158. Release
159. Renew
160. Reset

161. Resolve

162. Respect
163. Rest
164. Retreat
165. Revive
166. Rise
167. Satisfaction
168. Seek
169. Self
170. Self-care

171. Self-love

172. Serene
173. Share
174. Shift
175. Shine
176. Simplify
177. Slow
178. Small
179. Smile
180. Spark

181. Speak

182. Still
183. Strength
184. Stretch
185. Strive
186. Success
187. Support
188. Teach
189. Think
190. Thrive

191. Today

192. Touch
193. Transform
194. Travel
195. Trust
196. Truth
197. Try
198. Understand
199. Unlimited
200. Unstoppable

201. Value

202. Vision
203. Wake
204. Wander
205. Wealthy
206. Why
207. Wild
208. Win
209. Wisdom
210. Wise

211. Wish

212. Wonder
213. Work
214 Wow
215. Yes

Final Thoughts

Choose your one word for each month.

See the word everywhere you go. And feel what it entails throughout the day for a month.

Having a keyword for the month and repeating it every day is so easy to do, yet immensely powerful.

Listen to your intuition that tells you the one word right now, repeat it as often as you can and be amazed by how positively your one word changes your mindset and behaviours and helps you live more intentionally.

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