New Year Resolutions, Word or Vision Board
Do you ring in the new year with new year resolutions, a word or vision board for 2018? Beginning the end of December our newsfeed begins to fill with advice of what we need for the new year: healthy habits, financial freedom, relationships, communication, etc. Two thirds of Americans make resolutions for the new year. Here’s an interesting fact, statistics say only 20% of resolution makers feel they achieve any significant, long term results. Wow! Those lists of resolutions can be overwhelming and intimidating.
I don’t well with making resolutions. Resolutions seem to be rules or things I’m supposed to do rather than inspiring me. It seems as though I’m setting myself up for defeat.
Rather than making a resolution for the new year, I choose a WORD and create a vision board centered around that word. I choose a word that helps me focus on who I am and how I want to live in the new year. Choosing a word is a gentle reminder or nudge rather than a rule. A word helps with focus and growth while it becomes the lens in which to look at life daily. It’s important choose a word that motivates, guides, and affects attitude. Meditate on one word and make it doable so that it sticks with you.
My New Year WORD for 2018 Aloha
In 2016 my word was Joy and my life theme became “Joy In The Journey”. In 2017 my word was Brave because there were lots of changes and challenges in my life and I needed to take steps out of my comfort zone. This year it’s important for me to learn and grow in the culture of Oahu now that we live here so selected the word Aloha. Each letter in the word Aloha in Hawaiian have a special meaning. A -“ala” watchful, L-“lokahi”, O -“oia’i’o” truthful honesty, H – “oha” joy and A – “ha” life. Aloha is not just a word but a way of life “joyfully sharing life”.
Because I’m a visual person, I like to surround myself with my word and vision board for that gentle reminder, nudge, and inspiration. I place it where I’ll see it through the day. Here’s the logo I created (with the help of my son) for my reminder and inspiration:
Surrounding myself with my New Year WORD + VISION BOARD
Having my WORD around me I find it helps me focus on everyday tasks and living. I not only have my logo where I can see it, but I create jewelry (a vision board) to wear so I see it throughout the day. With Origami Owl I’m able to create and have a locket, bracelet, necklace or watch with my WORD. This is my Aloha Locket:
With Origami Owl charms, I also capture and wear my life story, word, and vision board in my Signature Locket Watch. This story includes an arrow as a my 2017 word reminder #brave. Why an arrow? An arrow can only shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging me with difficulties, it means I’m going to be launched into something great. So be #brave, focus and keep aiming. I added a pineapple as a reminder of #aloha because pineapples symbolize warmth, welcome, friendship and hospitality.
Your New Year WORD + VISION BOARD for 2018
As you choose your word, let me help you create jewelry to help surround yourself with it to encourage, inspire and empower this year so you can wear your vision board. Contact me or check out my website.
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