Unlocking the Power of One: A Guide to Choosing and Living Your One-Word Resolution with Tinted Heritage

The start of a new year often brings a sense of renewal and the opportunity for personal growth. People start to evaluate themselves, their lifestyle and their habits. The New Year is a blank slate - gives us an opportunity to start afresh and set things right. Many people make New Year Resolutions and set goals for themselves. There is a sense of optimism and positivity in the air. But within the first  few months, 90% of the goals are abandoned. Maybe you thrive on goals, and that’s FABULOUS, or maybe you are looking for something different this year. If that’s the case, here are a few things to help you get focused.

Embrace Simplicity with a One-Word Resolution

You might ask, “What’s the big deal about a word?” But words carry tremendous power, and the words we use impact our mental health and our whole outlook toward life. Choosing one word for the year provides clarity and simplicity. It acts as a compass, directing your decisions and actions. It is a single word that guides us in every aspect of our lives, it paves the way for us to become the person we want to be. And, unlike a resolution, a single word cannot be broken, it sits on your shoulder like a guiding force, like a whisper in your ears, gently nudging you as you go along your life.

How to Choose Your One Word

Selecting the right word requires thoughtful consideration. Maybe you've been accustomed to setting specific goals, and that's perfectly okay. However, if you're open to a fresh perspective, here are a few steps to help you choose your one-word resolution:

  • Journal on How You Want to Feel

Go deep and take your time to write in your journal. Reflect on your aspirations, values, and areas of improvement. Make a list of things that you want and that inspire you

  •  Find Words that resonate with you.
  • Pull Out Some of Those Words and Look Them Up: Consider words that resonate with you on a deep level. Explore their meanings and nuances. Does a Specific Word Excite You?: Pay attention to the words that evoke excitement and motivation in you.

    Here are some examples of “One word” that you could choose and let it guide you throughout the year.



























    My word of the year is ACTION. Encouraging consistent movement towards goals, making this a year of tangible progress. It's going to be my cue word for every aspect of my life, self-care, family, work and everything in between. This is the year, I will not sit on the sidelines but take charge and act on things that I have been meaning to for a long time. So its time to chose your ONE word.


    •   Find something to remind you of your One Word.

    Can You Find a Bracelet, a Wall Hanging, Desk Sign or Something Else?: Enhance your commitment to your one-word with a tangible reminder.  Look for items like a bracelet, a wall hanging, or desk sign that keeps you focused on your chosen word throughout the year. 


    For those seeking cultural resonance, Tinted Heritage offers a unique "One Little Word" customizable desk sign which allows you to proudly display your chosen word. It serves as a visual anchor, reinforcing your commitment and creating a dedicated space for reflection. Infuse your workspace with a touch of heritage, combining your one-word with elements of south Asian touch. These desk signs seamlessly blend tradition with modernity, making your workspace a reflection of your identity and aspirations.

    So as you embark on the journey of a new year, instead of a rigid new year’s resolution, consider the simplicity and impact of a one-word resolution. Use your Word of the Year to help guide your decisions and continue moving towards what you want. Choose a word that resonates with your goals, and let it guide your decisions and actions. And comment below what your one word for the year is. 

    Happy Holidays and wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2024!

    Anuja Mehra
    Tinted Heritage

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