WHAT IS A ONE LITTLE WORD?
A One Little Word is a simple and easy way to keep your mind and energy focused the whole year through on one simple goal, an affirmation you can easily remember and repeat as you move through the seasons. Much easier to implement than a list of New Year's Resolutions, choosing a One Little Word simplifies what you most hope to achieve over the coming year.
HOW DO I CHOOSE A ONE LITTLE WORD
Keep it simple for yourself and don't overthink it. Take a few minutes every so often to consider what speaks to you. You might know that some upcoming challenges are ahead, or big changes, or perhaps something in the past year pulled you down and you want to strengthen that area. Or maybe you just need a simple reminder that will spark your mind into positivity whenever you reflect on it.
Your word might change as you think about it, and what stood out to you initially might not feel right later on. I begin to ponder my next year's word around October, and often a few words come to mind and slowly solidify into one that especially speaks to me.
CAN I CHANGE IT MID-YEAR?
Changing your One Word as you progress through the year is normal. What you started with may not be what you end with, and it's ok to have 2 or more words, or retire one word as you find a 2nd one more suitable for your present situation. A couple years back I changed mine from SIMPLY to DETERMINED.
HOW DOES IT HELP?
By having your One Little Word on a charm or tag, a bracelet or necklace pendant, you can quickly and easily refer to it throughout the day. By seeing the word visually, it embeds itself in your mind and soul, giving you strength and resolve when life becomes especially challenging.
WHAT ARE WAYS TO DISPLAY A ONE LITTLE WORD?
The best is to have it somewhere you will see it often. A bookmark, a postcard, a work of art framed near your mirror, or like me, a small charm on my wallet. I also especially love my hand-stamped bracelet that I wear most of the time, every time I see it am reminded to stay determined.
WHAT IS A POWER STONE?
A power stone is a natural stone that helps you focus your energy and mind on something specific. I often choose out a power stone that matches my One Word intention, but sometimes a stone that has no connection to my affirmation calls out to me and that's the one I choose.
The most important thing is that your choice resonates with your soul. The one that sparks happiness and makes you smile is the right one for you.
WHAT IS MY ONE WORD FOR 2024
I don't know yet! I have a few words right now I'm pondering:
My life has been in flux for a few months and I am exploring and discovering a lot about myself and about Japan as I move forward and flow through the soul of the country in the hills of Wakayama.
Last year I chose a word set: INHALE - EXHALE with a blue kyanite stone that represents tranquility and calm.
Originally I had settled on '5': a challenge to do 5 active acts of kindness or positivity every day.
But I went through a few really rough months in 2022 and found myself breathing deeply a lot in order to calm and center myself, and INHALE - EXHALE felt like the right choice.
In 2023 we launched a laser engraved version of our popular One Little Word tags! Done on stainless steel parts, you can choose your tag shape, font, power stone and finishing, making this the perfectly customized tag to carry you through the year!