Gracious New Year's Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? I did not.

However, today I received an email from a colleague and she is having her students do a one word resolution.  Sounded interesting to me.  There is a hashtag on Twitter where people are sharing their one word resolutions.  It is #myoneword.  The purpose is to find one transformational word and you can focus on the change you want to make.  This is based on a book by Mike Ashcraft and Rachel Olson in 2012.

Any word will do.  Find a quality that you want to develop this year.  Some choices might be:

Healthy

Intentional

Disciplined

Joyful

Positive

Caring

Simplify

Strong

Release

Go to this site for even more words.  http://myoneword.org/pick-your-word/

You can make an inspirational poster at this site  https://pablo.buffer.com/

Your poster can remind you of your word and help motivate you  to achieve this resolution.

Here is an example I made:

 

And here is another:

And another.

 

And the last:

I’m enjoying making these posters.  The hard part is choosing my word.  Has anyone out there read the book or chosen a word?  Sounds like a great way to make a resolution.  Simple but powerful.

Good luck with your resolution!   I’m going to go and decide upon my own one word.

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3 Responses to New Year’s Resolution

  1. Anonymous January 6, 2017 at 8:01 am #

    Fabulous idea…send out how students do….
    MC

  2. Ansley Monaghan January 6, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    Grateful

    • Julie January 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

      My word is probably going to be Fitness because I am trying to exercise more and eat less – the magical formula for a healthier life. So far things are going okay. I think I will try this word for a while and see if I really want to spend a whole year focusing on it. Obviously I should spend my whole life focusing on it but there might be a better word for now??? I guess I’m overthinking it! Maybe I should read to the book. There might be some good insight in there beyond “choose a word.” I’m going to see if I can download it on my phone.

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