Each year, the women in my family choose a word for the year instead of a resolution (some of us do both!)
The goal is to choose a word to help you become a better, more well-rounded person. The word you choose is to help you grow.
My word two years ago was Assertive, and actually I used it for 2008 and 2009. Last year, I had a hard time choosing a word because I wanted to be more domestic, but "more domestic" is not a strong, single word. I bounced around the idea of the Stepford wife without the brainless, robot-idea, but again, not a strong, single word.
I settled on Domesticated, but that made me sound like a dog that has been trained, so it didn't really work either. However, I was more domestic in 2010 and am extremely proud of the growth I have achieved in regards to my house being cleaner and more organized.
I wish my house looked like it does during the average day when my mom comes over, though. Once she gets there, I think I let things get crazy because I would rather spend time with her than keep on top of the housework! She is a great help to me when she does come over, though!
So, choose a word for the year! It's a great way to grow as a person.