How many of you have heard of One Little Word or choosing a word for the year to live with, ponder or make a project around? Before I get into my One Little Word for 2022, let’s look at how well I did with last year’s word.
Looking back on my One Little Word for 2021 – Create. I really enjoyed my word last year. I liked that it was an action word as well as that it was so versatile. It could be used in so many different ways. You can read about why I choose that word in this blog post.
I did end up creating a good morning routine, we finished our remodel project and toward the end of the year I felt more creative in my hobbies. I still have work to do on the house as we are still trying to adjust to less space and therefore less storage. But we are making progress.
Which leads me to my One Little Word for 2022 – Accomplish.
I usually don’t start thinking about my new word until the last half of December. As I started trying to come up with a new word I kept thinking of all the projects (crafty & home) that were still in progress and how much I wanted to finish them. I pondered that one for a few days, looked up the definition and decided I wanted something more versatile. (Create is going to be a hard one to follow!)
So then I thought about complete. So instead of just finishing something, making it feel complete as well as completing the project itself. I liked that one better, but it still didn’t feel quite right.
I finally settled on accomplish because you can accomplish something without actually finishing it. To me, accomplish means making progress or moving forward.
The dictionary definition of Accomplish is: to bring about a result by effort; to succeed in doing something or to succeed in reaching a stage in a progression.
In addition to choosing a word each year, I use a planner that guides me in setting goals for different areas of life. Unfortunately, I am okay at setting these goals but not so good at accomplishing them. Too many days I feel like I am running around in circles and never really accomplishing anything. There are usually so many household “to do’s”, I never get around to the things that I set as my “big” goals. So I definitely need to work on accomplishing at least one small thing that makes progress toward a bigger goal. I hope to do better this year with Accomplish being my focus word.
As well as the projects that I started last year that I would like to see finished, I also have some personal and professional goals I would like to succeed at. I would like to feel like I have accomplished something worthwhile at the end of the day and made some type of progress toward those goals.
One Little Word Project
You can definitely choose a word to ponder on without actually doing a specific project; however, if you are interested in having a prompt each month or prefer to follow along with a classroom community you can go to Ali Edwards website and sign up for her One Little Word Workshop.
I would love to hear from you! Do you make resolutions, set goals or choose a word for the year? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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