Choose a Word of the year to stay motivated and keep you on the road to success in 2020. The single word that you choose can be used as a mantra or focus point to help reach your goals.
Use our free word of the year printable worksheet to help you choose one little word for 2020.
This one-word list of ideas is not exhaustive. There are many more words you can choose that would also be a perfect choice. It can even be a short phrase, #hashtag, or group of words.
The one word that you choose can be used as a mantra or focus point to help stay motivated to achieve goals!
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Choose a Word of the Year for 2020
Have you ever made a New Years’ resolution that you were able to keep?
Yeah, me neither… I found a better idea!
Next, I choose a word of the year to stay focused, motivated, and on track to accomplish my goals.
What is the One Little Word Project?
A word of the year is one little word or phrase that 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.
Word of the Year Ideas
Choose your word using our free printable list. Click the link to download and print this FREE word of the year ideas printable!
This one-word list of ideas 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 short phrase, #hashtag, or group of words.
When considering the word that you would like to use, take a moment to consider your goals and any challenges that you may be facing in your life.
What’s going well and what can you improve?
If you still need to decide on your goals for the year, head over to have a look at our tips in How to Set SMART Goals. We even have a free goal setting worksheet you can download–just click the link!
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 to be your word of the year at first. Meditate, reflect, and allow your word to come to you.
Fun Things To Do with Your Word of the Year
Bring the word that you choose into your life with any of the fun “word of the year” 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 Your One Word
Paint a rock with your word of the year to keep on your desk or place in your yard or garden. Pop over to have a look at these fun rock painting tips and ideas to get started on your word of the year rock.
Make a Word of the Year Bracelet or Necklace
Make a beaded bracelet or necklace with your word of the year on it. Use our DIY name or word necklace 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!
Or, use our tutorial to make a beaded necklace and add one of the “word of the year” charms listed below onto it.
Paint a Candle Holder with Your Word of the Year
Use our personalized candle holder tutorial to paint a heart with your word of the year on it. These gorgeous hand-painted candle holders cast beautiful hearts upon the wall when lit!
Purchase One Little Word Swag
Make your word of the year work for you with fun swag you can buy with your word on it to help you stay focused on your goals all year.
- Art prints
- Word signs
- Word Pillows
- Coloring books or coloring pages
- Word rings
What is Your Word of the Year for 2020?
What’s going to be your word of the year for 2020?
I’m still meditating on my new word for the New Year… And will share it here sometime around the first of the year!
My word for 2019 was GROW.
GROW – This one word signifies many things in my business and life right now as I continue to nurture and grow my blog and business and the direction that it is going, and re-plant and re-grow the life that has burned to the ground. (We lost everything in the Paridse, CA “Camp Fire”) I chose the word grow over the word build because my life and blog are nature based. Grow.
I can’t wait to find out what one word you are using this year… Please share YOUR 2020 word of the year in the comments below!
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