3 secrets to jump start your new year

I have to admit that I am probably the most melancholy between 26 December and 1 January every year. It seems to be a no man’s land in the whole year. A period when we are revelling from Christmas parties and still looking forward to year-end get togethers. But at the back of my mind, I am constantly asking myself what I have achieved in the year. What have I not paid enough attention to. What promises have I not kept. And as I look to the new year, I know there a few things I need to get done. Yet there’s always a sense of foreboding that I may not be able to get it all done.

To jump start the new year, here are 3 steps that have helped me tremendously :

1) Be present for yourself. Focus on your breath whenever you are by yourself or even when you are with others. This simple act can help to centre your being any time.

2) Write. I used to say write a journal but now I think it doesn’t matter. As Long as you write something every day. Not sure what to write? Just answer these questions :
A) what choices did I make today?
B) what touched my heart today?

3) Read. It’s simple : if you are not reading, you are not learning. And we all know the benefits of reading and learning to fight Alzheimer’s and other mental illnesses. Plus reading is a great way to spend “me” time. By the way, I think reading is different from skimming articles on social media so try reading hard copies if possible 🙂

Try these and let me know how you get on:) happy new year!