Happy New Year (depending on where you are in the world, and when you read this)!
This is a great time to take a look at where we’re at, and then point the ship in the direction of where we want to go.
This is really what New Year’s resolutions are all about: crafting a compelling vision for your future.
Do you envision living a life of less stress this year? Maybe you’d like to be more physically active, play a new instrument, write a book?
Whatever it is that excites you, set your mind to it! Then take action.
Without action, a resolution is just an idea. We are the same person we were last week, last year.
Simply because it is a new year, doesn’t mean it is any easier to establish new habits and conquer new endeavors. The “New Year” has the power to inspire a vision, but unless this vision is followed by physical steps that will lead to its unfolding, nothing happens.
We have a lot of resting inertia. Our habits and ways of being are entrenched from years of experience! It takes effort to turn the ship of our lives in a new direction.
But it can be done — it MUST be!
Because we owe it to ourselves and everyone around us to follow our bliss.
What brings you joy? What are you doing today to unleash it?
Stress Release Tip
Whenever you can, interrupt your stream of thought. Take a few slow and deliberate breaths. Feel your feet on the ground. Feel the chair beneath you. Then consciously allow your body to relax. Bringing awareness to the body puts the thinking mind in neutral and zaps the stress response! Use often.
Notice how often you are fully aware of what is going on around you. How many pieces of this present moment can you perceive. Engage all of your senses – right now. The more mindful we are, the more engaged in our life we become. Are you coasting into the future without ever being HERE? Are you ruminating on the past at the expense of NOW?
Quote From Adam
“Knowledge alone cannot sustain our spirit or bring happiness or peace. Only right action brings knowledge to life.”
– Dan Millman
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