Many of us view the New Year as a time for change and growth. We’ve learned…and now it is time to blossom. This month’s post will urge you to focus on what the New Year truly means to you and how to tackle those New Year resolutions with a mindful approach.
So let’s get the ball rolling! Here are some of my tips for de-stressing and reflecting before the New Year begins.
1) Remember the Moments that Brought You the Most Happiness This Past Year.
2) Resolutions!Of course, resolutions don’t have to be specific to just the New Year…creating goals can happen all year round! But of course, the New Year is the most popular time to make goals for yourself. When thinking about your goals, make a list. Making lists will help you organize your thoughts. Write out everything you can think of…then narrow it down to the most important and most doable for this coming new year. Make these resolutions for your own self-improvement! Lastly, paste them somewhere visible for the New Year as a reminder.
3) Spend Time Outside & With Nature.Walk around your favorite park, go for a hike, go to the beach, or simply step out in your backyard. No need to do anything vigorous, just be with nature and breathe. But of course, if the weather isn’t permitting then just let the natural light in through your windows. Look outside and be present. Light the fireplace, sit down and give your mind a break. The main point of this is to breathe and notice the life within you. Being surrounded by nature and taking notice of it helps many of us relax and reminds us that we are alive. Try to take that step back from your daily responsibilities and remember that…for you are NOT a robot or a machine. You are human and part of nature. Sit down, relax, and get back to your roots.
Remember to be kind to yourself and your body.
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and a great New Year!