When many people make a new year resolution, it is usually taking something out of their life, maybe junk food or alcohol. But this year, I've decided to focus on adding in wellness to my life. Specifically, I have developed a personal resolution that this next year will be devoted to mindfulness. Throughout this break I have been going to yoga everday and I feel so much better. Cleansed, purified, detoxed. I feel more flexible and I feel strong. And best of all, I feel present. I can hear my breathe and all my smiles and laughs come from a genuine place within my heart. I want this feeling to continue through the New Year. And although I am going to make an effort to keep attending yoga, my mindfulness doesn't just have to stem from that. It will also be meditation at home, focusing more on my relationships, and even staying present when I cook and eat. My goal is to try to stay as mindful as possible in all areas of my life as I finish out my senior year so that I am not focusing on my mistakes of the past or the indefinite future. Sometimes being mindful is hard. Sometimes, I wake up in the morning super tired with no energy to get out of bed. But then I feel that extra motivation, that inspiration of all the incredible people who push them selves that extra mile in a race or work-out and I think to myself that I can do it too. And we all can. It all comes down to the power of the mind, an entity I will harness and improve through this next year. Happy New Year Everyone.
What's your New Years resolution?