Several years ago I read an article about how pretty much nobody sticks with New Year’s resolutions. Some people can stick with them for a few months, but most people have lost motivation before February even arrives.
Does this sound familiar? Yeah, me too. I used to set these goals and have high hopes of “this time I’m really going to do this!”
Well, after doing this and failing most of my adult years I learned about a new way to set New Year’s resolutions.
Word of the Year
For several years, I have chosen a word of the year. This is something to focus on during the entire year.
For example, my first word of the year was peace. I painted a small canvas to put on my desk with the word peace, so I would see it daily and remember what I’m focusing on. In addition, I set reminders on my phone to periodically think about and practice peace along with creating a Pinterest board with Bible verses, sayings, and pictures of peace.
Other years, my words have been things like: joy, love, humble servant…
After having this practice for several years, I am pretty sure I will keep doing this for many more years to come.
Do you have a different way of doing New Year’s Resolutions? Do you choose a word? Share your ideas!