New Year Resolutions

2015… It’s the brand new year. It is that time of the year when we look back at the past and get another chance to get it right. It is that time of the year when we see the change in the year and we yearn to bring some changes in ourselves too.

Of course, no one stops us from acting whenever inspiration strikes, during the year.

But new year is that special time when we promise and plan some goals for ourselves. These goals are to give us a new direction or to attract something in our life. The new year resolutions may help us to accomplish or see growth in different spheres of our life. These resolutions could be big or small and they may help us come closer to our goals.

And yes, for some, new year is the time for a new start on old habits. And for some the new year resolutions can be meaningless, unrealistic and fake promises that break even before any action is taken on them. These goals can just add more misery and guilt too.

Even though most of us may not stick to our resolutions for long, it still implies that we have that hope and belief to change or be who we really want to be.

Whether we make new year resolutions or not, the thing is that we all have 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.


I am opting to turn right.

And  my Word of the Year 2015 is Mindfulness. It is about living in the moment and awakening to experiences. We have such a hectic pace of life. Multi-tasking is the buzz word for us. We fold laundry while keeping one eye on the kids and another on the television. We plan our day while chopping vegetables or making breakfast. But in the rush to accomplish the daily chores, we may miss connecting with the present moment—miss out on what we’re doing and how we’re feeling. Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing our attention on the present moment—and accepting it without judgment.

Of course, it is not an easy road, but not an impossible one. I am going to take one moment at a time!

Which way are you turning this year and what is your Word of the Year 2015?

Whichever path you choose, may your journey be a pleasant one and may life smile on you, everyday! Cheers! ♥

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