For many this is a time to reflect on how life unfolded over the course of the past year and how they’d like to see this New Year pan out. People are tossing around their New Year Resolutions vs. New Year Revolutions. The gyms are packed with aspiring fit and healthy people. The streets have a beautiful mix of new couples glowing with the idea of whats to come, old couples holding hands again with a commitment to reignite their love or single people taking steps toward major change as the New Year gave them the courage to open themselves to new love or the strength to leave a relationship that no longer served them. Yoga studios are filled with people who once heard or read that yoga helps with stress, increases flexibility or could teach them how to meditate. Businesses are excited about the fresh fiscal year. People move into new homes, buy new cars and clothes, launch new products and websites… New is the name of the game. This is the time when people have new hope, new inspiration and new intentions.
Where have you found yourself from this past year to the new? Are you looking back at the year and wondering where its gone or are you able to see your story clearly? Are feeling like you have no idea what you’ve been doing over the past 12 months or did you stick to the plan? Were you flooded with the reality that you set out to do so many things and only a fraction of them were done if any at all or have you checked off the boxes. Was it an enchanted year, one of the toughest years of your life or somewhere in the middle?
I really love the basic definition of new; specifically the synonyms.
not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.
in the words….novel, original, fresh, imaginative, creative, experimental;contemporary, modernist, up to date;I’ll follow the definition with this thought…..
I am a firm believer in little steps making a big difference. With that in mind I am suggesting that instead of looking at the New Year as one big year to make major changes, look at every single day as an opportunity to do great things. There was a time in my life when I would take on big projects and look at them as a whole instead of breaking them up into small tasks. This sometimes led to very little being accomplished. Breaking things up into smaller tasks will give you a huge sense of achievement because you will tick lots of little things off of the list and eventually look up to reaching your goal. And so to you I say, cheers to every single day being a new beginning, a fresh start and a new opportunity.