Resolutions or Reflections?
Happy New Year everyone! Whew, you made it! Last year had so many unexpected turns, stirring up many emotions from a multitude of people. I’m sure everyone is eager to start a new year and make it positive. As you probably know, many people make resolutions at the start of each new year. I myself proceeded to make some resolutions, but after realizing how much time I got to really know myself the past year, I decided to first reflect. Reflecting is very powerful and useful. It allows you to pause and observe what’s going on around you, like mindfulness. I find that most of the time, I am living without taking the time to absorb what’s happening. When I do stop, breathe, and observe, I feel so much calmer and relaxed. Reflecting on yourself allows you to improve your actions. Rather than rush right into setting unattainable goals for yourself and feeling unaccomplished after not achieving them, I suggest that you pause, look at your actions and past self, and make small, achievable goals. Many people set unrealistic goals and stop pursuing those goals after a month or even less. You’d be surprised how effective working towards small goals is.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. As always, remember to take care of yourself and those around you.