With the start of a New Year, there's a tendency to contemplate new beginnings. This is particularly pertinent as we walk into a new decade, hopefully seeking a deeper understanding of who we are, what we want to become, and who we want in our lives. In the Chinese calendar, this is the Year of the Rat, which signifies the first month of the Chinese zodiac and a time for great change. Another thing to consider is that as we turn the corner into a new decade, it's an opportunity to create space for our passions and for the needs of our loved ones. This means that practicing mindfulness is very important.
As Susan David says in her podcast, shared below, a good mantra to focus on is the South African word
similar to the word
meaning "I see you and your feelings and your soul, and I honor everything that you are." It's about being present with yourself and your loved ones, putting technology aside and looking other people in the eyes when you're speaking with them. This is
a good practice, but is especially important when kicking off the New Year. It's not about making New Year's resolutions; it's more about having the
to move forward.
WISHING YOU A HEALTHY, HAPPY, AND CREATIVE 2020!