2018 was a year of strength, resilience, and stability of mind. Mental health was my number one priority, and I worked hard to maintain balance, work, and write more. Yoga teacher training has been a source of inspiration for living a healthy, calm, and giving lifestyle. Rounding out the year with family and friends, and so much love and support, has been a true blessing.
What am I most thankful for as the New Year approaches?
That is simple. Self love. I am finding that when I wholeheartedly love myself, then I can show others the same amount of love, trust, and willingness to be a positive support as I have been lending myself.
Read my blog article on The Well & Being Co. for A 9-Step Plan to Loving Yourself to start in the new year!
How can I be more present in the New Year?
This comes from within. Practicing yoga, meditation, and eventually teaching others are all among the ways I plan to be present. Staying grounded is key. Focus on the here and now. Let go of the past. Relax as the future comes. Gently shepard each day as if it was the first and the last.
Check out my post on Challenge the Storm for The Moth, The Light, and The Positive and discover how to be open to positivity in the new year!
When can I make healthy changes to my life?
Start today! I am on a continuing path on my lifelong journey of self discovery. New Year resolutions are a great way to get started, but why not take each day for the blessing it is and do something different to better myself? I want to work on confidence and consistency, and as much as I fear the two qualities, I plan on (and have been) using each day to practice, practice, practice.
For more on building healthy habits, I highly recommend my buddy’s article My Road to Routine: Healthy Habits — Round Up and advise taking a small step towards positive change today!
“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” — Dalai Lama