IT’S A WRAP
2017 is coming to a close. As another year passes by, it’s always a time to reflect and set goals for the next year, and commit to a few New Year resolutions. Or not…
What a trap!
Really, resolutions and goal setting are NOT always good ways to get off to a positive start in the new year!
Did it work last year?
Did it work the year before?
I can without hesitation answer for myself, no.
Unless I am consciously mindful as I approach the New Year, I can set myself up for big disappointments. Don’t get me wrong; goals are good, and needed. But I have to be careful. I can easily and perhaps unconsciously let it become a scenario where I judge myself too harshly and feel bad if I don’t meet some arbitrary mark I set for myself. Or worse, I miss a mark that someone has set for him or herself. The ultimate trap – trying somehow to be as good as, or better yet, better than your friend, neighbor, or colleague!
You get the picture, right?
One of the most powerful and meaningful things I did for myself in 2017 is commit to daily meditation. I am a long-term non-demoniational spiritual seeker, and as I call myself now, a spiritual finder. Meditation has been part of that process, but it was a loose commitment. There’s nothing wrong with that, but last year was different. And it is all due to the most odd of helpers – an online meditation app.
As 2018 rolls in, I make just one commitment – to continue my onward spiritual progress and progress, and to meditate daily. I believe this is the greatest gift I can give my self and you, because everything else flows from there!
You might ask, what does this have to do with interior and landscape design? Everything!
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Your welcome Cindy! It has been a game changer for me too!
I have been using the InsightTimer app for relaxing and clearing my mind before I go to sleep. It has so many different meditations that truly inspire and help. The flexibility is great. Since I never have two days that are the same, I like that I can select what I need each day. Thanks for introducing me to this app. Have a great New Year!