Every year I set goals, not resolutions. Resolutions get pushed to the wayside so easily, but goals these feel more actionable to me. More solidified. I’m setting 3 goals this year: 1) more mindfulness 2) grow my business and 3) have fun
So to practice more mindfulness in the new year, I’ve set 3 actionable ways to be more mindful in my day to day life.
- Meditate – I know meditation isn’t for everyone. But in 2019 I found being silent and being aware of the thoughts that come to my mind and letting them float away removes a lot of unnecessary stress and shame. I love to meditate while watering my planets or sit in silence for at least 10 minutes without interruption.
- Screen free time – I wanted to not look at my phone for the first hour of each day last year. I did a decent job at it. Not splendid but, it was a step forward. In the new year, I want to be better at doing this daily. Theoretically, I could combine my meditation & screen free time into one goal, and do them together.
- Journaling – when I put my feelings into words everything changes. I can seperate words from the people who spoke them, I can process my struggles with politcs, world events, relationships, work, and so on. Journaling is also a good technique for memorization, affirmations, and learning. I frequently use journaling as part of my meditation and write affirmations and scripture that squash my shame.
Now, I don’t fail if I mess up or forget to do these things. Even in my failures, I’m offered an oppurtunity to learn and try again.
Are you working on being more mindful, present, or aware in the new year?