With the start of a new year many of us make a list of resolutions, and unfortunately, almost just as many of us (92%, source) don’t have success with our resolutions. With statistics like that it can be daunting to even try to implement resolutions into your life.
What if you could simplify and just choose one word? One word that would help you focus on what is important to you for the year ahead. One word to meditate on and implement into your daily life. Have you heard of the “one little word” concept?
Ali Edwards is credited with the idea of one little word or OLW, and started choosing one for herself in 2006. In her words, “A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything”.
If you are on social media you may have seen friends and family talking about their OLW for the year ahead. The words chosen are just as unique as the people choosing them. Some I’ve seen include: focus, together, balance, joy, calm, move, grow, open, lively, grace, enjoy and so many more!
Like with any resolution it is important that you keep your OLW at the forefront of your mind. With that, it is a good idea to incorporate your OLW into your artwork - bible journaling, art journal, traveler's notebook, hand lettering, watercolor painting, card making and more. Below are some examples of craft projects that others have created to celebrate and live their OLW on a daily basis. We hope you find inspiration in their words and creations,
Have you selected a word for 2017?
Care to share in the comments or the next time you are in the Shoppe?
Palette & Paper's blog is written by creative team member, Kimberly.
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