Two years ago I prepared for the new year by thinking about the value of New Years resolutions. My conclusion was that with so many people abandoning their resolutions by about this time of year — just one or two weeks in — there isn’t all that much.
That said, I didn’t want to entirely give up on the idea of being intentional at the start of the year.
My answer was to instead find just one word that I wanted to reflect throughout all aspects of life, work and play. Because I was about to set out on a sabbatical, the word I chose was “discovery.”
Then I realized I wanted a way to keep this word close to me so it would become an integral part of my daily awareness. After working though different creative concepts, I finally settled on the idea of hand stamping it onto a brass ring that I could wear on my wrist day and night.
My first couple weeks with the word were so powerful that I started making them for other friends as well. Since then I have made hundreds for friends and strangers alike, and I am so moved by the stories that unfold each time both when someone chooses their word and many months later as they retell the ways it has impacted their life.
I’ve kept up the habit of focusing on one word at any given time and found that with myself and others, at a certain point you realize you have manifested the word and are ready for anther. I’m looking forward to setting my next intention soon.
What is your one word intention? Comment here or post to our popexpert Facebook page and tell us why you chose the word, and we will gift you a custom one word intention bracelet.
Here’s to a great 2014!
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