Happy New Year Everyone! We have just turned a page on our calendars and have entered the year of 2017. For many, this time of year is marked by a long list of resolutions, many of which go by the wayside within days of making. I wonder what it would be like to capitalize on each new day as a fresh start? What would you like to include in each new 24 hour period? Perhaps it would be more time to meditate, to journal, or to spend savoring the natural world outside your window. Whatever it is, may you choose daily to say “yes” to as many mindful moments where you are present and paying attention! The quality of your life depends on it.
Where is your mind right now? Without judging the findings, chances are you may have been thinking about something in the future or trying to resolve something from the past.
We are hard-wired to scan for problems and threats. Research shows that we spend about 50% of our waking hours in this state of mind called the default mode network.
There is another way though and that is with mindfulness; being present to more moments of your day without judgmentas you live them. Is this a day that you can tip the scales and be present more than 50% of the time to what is happening, as it is happening?? You may be surprised with how wonderful it feels to live more of your moments fully.