I’ve done a few Word Associations with you, and today, as the title of this post suggests, this word association is all about New Year and what it means to each of us. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.
So here goes…
- Door bell
- Annual leave
- Steak pie
So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?
Well here’s my responses to my questions:
- First footing
- …to Christmas!
- End of January
Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?
I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?
I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.
Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?
I chose some words we probably all associate with New Year as well as some that I suspect if you’re not Scottish, you won’t understand (including some of my answers), maybe it’s time to find out a bit more about our Scottish New Year traditions!