It’s basically their mantra for 365 days, and a goal to focus on that year. It’s a word that provides guidance and gives them strength.
Many times, it replaces New Year’s resolutions.
The blog One Word 365 even provides a list of potential words.
I’d never done it before and decided to try it in 2015.
When it came down to it, though, one word won’t do it for me. I need a phrase.
Nearly chose “Let it be” after I saw it painted on a little wooden sign in a funky craft store in Myrtle Beach. The words spoke to me — probably because of my weird tendency to volunteer to improve things, especially at work, where the prevailing thought is “don’t even make eye contact when someone asks for volunteers.” My work buddies have advised me on a number of occasions to repeat “Just say no” in my head. 🙂
But today I decided to focus on two words — “get to” — as in, I get to go to work (because I’m lucky enough to have a good job), get to clean my house (because I’m lucky enough to have a house), get to buy gas for my car (because I’m lucky enough to have a car — and money to buy gas). You get the idea.
It think it’ll be a great chance to add more grateful thoughts to my life.
Have you ever picked a word or phrase for the year? What was it? How did it work out?
Related blog posts:
- My One Word for 2019
- My One Word for 2018, Paired with Three Related Words
- How to Find the Perfect One Word for 2017
- My One Word for 2017
- My 2016 Word of the Year — and 247 Ideas for Yours