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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January 4, 2015 7:30 pm|
Happy New Year Shilpa.mindfulness – definitely not easy but would make you appreciate life better. Good luck 🙂
January 4, 2015 9:20 pm|
So very glad to hear this, Shilpa. What a lovely word you have chosen for 2015! I am sure that it will be all this and more when you walk through the year with Mindfulness. Hugs and love to you for a great year 🙂
January 4, 2015 10:25 pm|
I don’t make/bread new year resolutions. I make resolutions whenever i feel I want one, and break them whenever I feel like breaking it! 😛
January 4, 2015 10:40 pm|
Very true! All matters is how we spend the time given to us, resolutions or not 🙂
And yes, I did take up a few resolutions and did stick to many of them.
Happy New Year 🙂
January 4, 2015 11:30 pm|
Without doubt that is a challenging task to focus one at a time for me. I used to take pride in my ability to do multitasking but now, not so much. It is kind of distracting, isn’t it. Great choice, Shilpa. Mindfulness will help in relishing one moment at a time. 🙂
January 6, 2015 1:33 am|
Happy New Year to you and family, Shilpa. I am taking it slow for the time being and going with the flow:)
January 6, 2015 4:21 pm|
Happy New Year!! Wish you loads of adventures ahead on the road you choose!! 🙂
January 7, 2015 7:23 pm|
Happy new year, Shilpa. May you achieve the path to mindfulness sooner than you want. 🙂
January 8, 2015 3:43 pm|
Making new year resolutions and breaking them is almost an accepted fact, but after reading your post,I really appreciate your strong will power..Your words that 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, are an example of your strong will power.
January 9, 2015 6:41 am|
Living in the moment is definitely a great resolution, Shilpa!
January 9, 2015 10:47 pm|
Happy 2015 to you and your family Shilpa! 🙂
January 11, 2015 2:51 pm|
I’m new here. Let you be able to face the challenges of each day as they come.
January 16, 2015 1:56 am|
Belated Happy New Year Shilpa. Must say a lovely choice of word :). Hope you have an amazing 2015 and get all and more of what you wish for :D.