Word of the year ideas and tips to stay motivated will keep you on the road to success all year. The single word that you choose can be used as a mantra or focal point to help stay on track. Use our free printable word of the year list to help you choose your one little word.
Word of the Year Ideas and Tips
Have you ever made a New Years resolution that you kept the whole year? Were you able to make it into a habit that you kept? Yeah, me neither.
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What is Word of the Year?
A word of the year is one little word you choose to help you stay focused, motivated, and on track throughout the year.
I learned about the one little word project from Ali Edwards. She writes,
In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January—a word to focus on, to live with, to investigate, to write about, to craft with, and to reflect upon as I go about my daily life. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another—a process I document via simple creative monthly prompts from January to December.
How to Choose Your Word of the Year
Choose your word of the year using our free printable list. Click HERE to download and print!
This list is not exhaustive. There are many more words you can choose that would be a perfect choice for your word of the year. It can even be a phrase or group of words.
When considering the word that you would like to use think about your goals and the challenges are you facing. What’s going well and what can you improve? Choose a word that will help you balance everything and make it happen!
The choices are unlimited. Claim any word that holds heart and meaning to use as your word of the year. Don’t worry if none cry out as yours at first. Meditate, reflect, and allow your word to come to you.
How to Use Your One Little Word of the Year to Stay on Track
There are people that claim writing down your goals is the quickest way to reach them. Choosing a word of the year will help you get focused and stay motivated. Make the word come to life with any of the ideas below.
Doodle Your Word of the Year
Spend some time writing and doodling your word. This will help you embody the word and make it yours for the year.
Make sticky notes and put them all around the house. Frame your word and put it someplace you will see it every day. If you keep a bullet journal place your word on the cover or front page.
Paint a Rock with One Little Word
Paint a rock with your word of the year to keep on your desk or place in your yard or garden. Make a bunch and put them all over the place if you feel like it. You can even leave some for others to find! For all of our tips check out Word of the Year Painted Rocks.
Make a Word of the Year Bracelet or Necklace
Make a beaded bracelet or necklace with your word of the year on it. Use THIS easy tutorial to get started. When you click the link you will notice that it is a tutorial on how to make a name necklace. Substitute your word of the year in place of a name and your good to go!
Purchase One Little Word of the Year Swag
Make your word of the year work for you with fun swag you can buy with your word on it to stay focused on your goal all year.
- Art prints
- Word signs
- Word Pillows
- Coloring books or coloring pages
- Word rings
What’s going to be your word of the year? I can’t wait to find out! Please share it in the comments below. 🙂
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