A New Year

A new year can bring up many different emotions. For some, it can be a fresh perspective, new resolutions, and goals. For others, the new year can also evoke sadness and frustration because the ending of a year is a reminder of unmet goals and desires.

Where ever you might be on the spectrum of emotions this new year, respect and honor it. Be present with the emotion, acknowledge it. Whatever it may be, it is real, it is present, and it will pass. Take a deep breath. Cultivate the practice of being present and mindful.

If you find it difficult to be present due to an entanglement of thoughts, you may find this exercise helpful, it takes about 8 mins.

Leaves on a Stream mindfulness exercise