I've never been good at New Years Resolutions. I always have great intentions and give it a good solid try for about a month but then it gets hard and hard just gets harder to do.
For the past couple of years, I've tried picking a word for the year. This seems to work better for me for a few reasons. Firstly, the word typically encompasses my whole life instead of a small part. Secondly, the idea is more flexible in that as my life evolves during the year, so can the application of the word. And finally, I find enjoy reflecting on the changes one single word brings to my life when I focus on it over a period of time.
So I was thinking about this year's word. I haven't totally committed to one, yet, but I have narrowed it down to a shortlist. Here's a list that might be useful when selecting your word of the year. Of course, you may find many lists with a quick Google search.
I started thinking about how to keep my word in front of me so that it'll be always on my mind. What about a needlepoint piece? Stitching it would be a mindful exercise to embody the word and the finished piece could be my reminder for the year.
We could make a custom design for your word. It could be a keychain, a small framed piece, an insert for a leather box, a hanging sign, a pillow, a pocket for a tote bag, maybe an ornament to hang on the rearview mirror, or a bracelet insert. Here are a few ideas I came up with but we'd love to do something just right for you.