One Little Word® 2019 | Habit

Since 2006 I've been choosing a single word to focus on over the course the 12 months from January through December. I call it One Little Word®. It's a personal growth project that uses memory keeping as the vehicle to help us live with intention.

My past words have included: 

  • Play
  • Peace
  • Vitality
  • Nurture
  • Story
  • Light
  • Up
  • Open
  • Thrive
  • Give
  • Whole
  • Connect
  • Space

For 2019 I'm going to focus on the word habit

In selecting a word I'm choosing to use that word as a lens for my year. I'm choosing to get curious about the habits I currently have in place and the habits I might like to adopt. I want to ask questions about why I do certain things and not others and continue getting to the heart of the matter for myself - spending time and energy on the things that matter most vs. the things that matter least. 

One of the habits I want to cultivate most is a "more days than not" yoga practice. I want it to become habit. I have a hard time putting it at the top of my list and I'd like to make that happen this year. 

You're invited to join me in choosing word and working to make it visible in your own life in 2019. 

TAKE A LISTEN

Interested in hearing more? I recently recorded two podcasts with friends as we gear up to 2019 chatting about One Little Word®:

SHARE YOUR WORD IN THE COMMENTS

I’d love to read what word you’ve chosen or are considering for 2019. In the comments feel free to simply leave your word as your comment or write a bit about why you are choosing this word. Next week I’ll combine all the words into a single post – it's become tradition and super inspiring to see all the words in one place.

If you’re new to the concept of One Little Word®, you can read some of my previous posts here:  20072008200920102011201220132014201520162017 and 2018

JOIN ME IN MAKING OUR WORDS VISIBLE

Since 2011 I've been offering a One Little Word® online workshop that's goal is to help you stay connected to your word throughout the year. It's not complicated and it doesn't take a lot of time. Each month you receive an email reminder to head back to the classroom for some sort of creative prompt/writing reflection. As with most years, the majority of the prompts will be similar to last year as I find that I enjoy the process of doing the same prompts with different words each year - it's never the same. I record all new videos each year that include my personal reflections on the process with my new word.  

You can read all the details about this workshop and sign up here. You can watch a video walkthrough of my past album projects here to get an idea of past prompts. Registration is $5 off until December 31, 2018. I've also created a selection of products to help you document your journey with your word - check those out here.

Also, something new for 2019 is a One Little Word® Journal. If you are looking for different way to connect with your word outside the workshop or as a supplement to your workshop prompts this might be an awesome opportunity to get closer to your word this year. You can read more about it and see additional images here

My wonderful little heart talisman in the photo at the top of this post is from Liz Lamoreux and is available on her site as part of her Pocket Talisman Collection

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  1. kbledsoe says…
    01/03/2019

    I didn't know whether I wanted to do a word again, and then Move popped into my mind. Of course, in the move my body sense, but also in exploring what moves me, in which ways I am moving forward (or backward), and possibly in helping me decide if I want to move to a different job.

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  2. iccarrion says…
    01/03/2019

    Accept.

    Because there are a lot of things I need to accept in order to move forward with my life but I also need to define and understand what I'm willing and not willing to accept in order to act on it. "Acceptance doesn't mean resignation. It means understanding that something is what it is and there's got to be a way through it."

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  3. robynwood says…
    01/03/2019

    My word for 2019 is FOCUS. It will be busy year & I'm making the leap to starting a new uni degree so I'll need every reminder to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

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  4. smross17 says…
    01/04/2019

    .* .:*SHINE*:. *.

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  5. TheresaSchmidt says…
    01/04/2019

    My word is tend. I look forward to gently taking care looking after different areas in my life & going deeper into things I am currently doing. It makes me happy because I think of tending a garden. Right now I am planting seeds & by the end of the year growth will feel like an abundant flower garden!

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  6. kjjennings says…
    01/04/2019

    I had been considering ‘Habit’ as my word since last November, then ‘Happines’, but I am now seeing ‘graditude’ every where. So ‘graditude’ it is!

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  7. erinnwenrich says…
    01/04/2019

    Embrace

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  8. millerkimberlyann says…
    01/04/2019

    Less is my OLW for 2019

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  9. andreascraps says…
    01/05/2019

    Experience. As in, do more things, buy less stuff

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  10. Beyerj says…
    01/05/2019

    My word is “MEMORY”. I haven’t done MLW before and am late to the game but very excited to get going!

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  11. vmj0001 says…
    01/05/2019

    I'm revisiting my OLW from 2018..."MOVE".

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  12. muedemutti says…
    01/07/2019

    My word for 2019 is free/ to free. Free in all directions and meanings. From the ghost of the past, to let bygones be bygones and make things i never believe i ever let me try. I want to be free

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  13. scarlett_nokes says…
    01/07/2019

    Thrive!

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  14. trina_zack says…
    01/07/2019

    My word for this year is Aware. Just want to be come more mindful and aware of : my health, my mental health, time with my kids and husband, my surroundings, my responses to situations etc. Just welcoming more Awareness in my life.

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