January 01, 2020 3 min read

New Years Day- it's like one big giant Monday - a fresh start, a reset button, a chance to reflect on the year passed and gear up for the year ahead. We found ourselves in December saying "we just have to get through the holidays", subconsciously searching for the light at the end of the tunnel. We made it through our first retail season (btw, THANK YOU), shut down the shop for a week and have big plans for January. 

January brings on a long list of goals, plans, and resolutions. In that long list you usually can come back to one word that resonates with you- a mantra for the year. It can be hard to find that one word that will act as your guiding light, how do we decide right now? Here's a few questions from One Word 365to get the wheels turning...

Focus on being rather than doing. Different than resolutions, your One Word isn’t a constant reminder of what you “should be doing”. Instead, it stands to inspire how you want to live. Think about who you want to be, and choose a word that will help you become that.
Be authentic. Your word should reflect YOU, and no one else. It’s easy to listen to others’ words and then pick one that sounds good. But you want a word that’s uniquely yours: a word that resonates with you and calls to you in some way. 
Don’t overthink it. It’s not rocket science and there’s no wrong answer. Don’t over-analyze the process. It’s not about whittling down a long list of potential words; it’s about identifying the one word that keeps coming back to nag at your heart. Stop the hamster wheel in your mind long enough to listen for your word.
Your word can be anything you want. All that matters is that it has personal meaning for you. It can be something tangible or intangible. It can be a thought, a feeling, an action, a character trait. Your word will stand as a reminder, a nudge. Something you can reflect on, that will challenge you, inspire you. A touchstone you can return to time and time again to help you stay the course this year…
You may have a love/hate relationship with your word.That’s okay. You’re choosing a word to help you grow and live with intentionality: it should be challenging. For myself, I know that my word needs to scare me — at least a little.

The words floating around in your head would look great on a necklace (wink wink).

Our Mantra Bars have been a staple of OXB from the beginning, all of 2019 we hand stamped necklaces that said "authenticity" "liv w intention" "patience" "ride or die" and many more. We knew we shipped them off to be worn every day as a reminder. 

Starting TODAY we are giving away a mantra bar necklace every single day. We want to know how you are kicking off your 2020 - check out our instagram post on for full details. Here is the quick run down - pick your word, post on your story, TAG US! 

Warning, inspo below. 

Check out Jen Peters Instagram post, owner of local paleo restaurant, Just be Kitchen. She is kicking off our month of giveaways with her word of the year THRIVE. 

Want to know the importance of a mantra? Read The Benefits of a Mantrathat our intern Andi wrote last month. 

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