My New Year’s Resolution: Mindfulness

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A couple of years ago, I did a blog post about my new year’s resolutions. I had decided that, instead of one resolution (that was likely to fail anyway), I would make a goal for each month. These were smaller, more obtainable goals that I felt I could tackle which were short-term goals for my long-term idea of taking care of myself.

This year, I think I’m going to skip an ‘official’ resolution. The idea for this year is that I will be living in the moment. I want to focus on the here and now, at all times, paying careful attention to everything that I do and say.

Mindfulness is one of the most important things that we can achieve. It keeps us focused on what we’re doing, helping us make better decisions. It also helps us control anxiety and depression. Anxiety is when you’re worried about the future, which depression is typically worrying about the past. When you’re focusing on the present, the concerns of the past or future won’t be so overwhelming.

One way to foster mindfulness is through meditation. I try my best to meditate each morning so that I can start my day off on the right foot. It puts me in a better mood and in a healthy mindset. You can also be mindful by paying attention to your five senses. For example, when you’re washing dishes, don’t let your mind wander. Feel the water rushing over your hands while looking at your reflection in your now-clean dishes.

Mindfulness is a great way to be mentally healthy, which is why this is my goal for 2022. I want to keep my anxiety in check and maintain my focus so that I can better achieve my other goals in life. What are you going to do this year?

AJ Jewell

AJ Jewell

Amber "AJ" Jewell started at in 2016 as a part-time admin assistant, quickly moving to be the 'Duchess of Flow" - making sure that the office is flowing smoothing. AJ is also an award-nominated author, homeschooling parent of three, an avid reader, and a college student.
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