We're almost there! We're marching straight into 2020, slogging our way through ice storms, cookie trays, flu outbreaks, clearance sales, and other general holiday distractions. But it won't be long until that calendar flips from the last page of the year (provided anyone is still left using paper), and we jump with two feet into another decade.
So NOW what?
What are we supposed to do with this jumble of resolutions, intentions, and hopes for the future? Where do we even begin? The options to make a change are either too numerous to contemplate, or are so limited that we feel we have no options at all. Now we find ourselves in overwhelm, flailing about with no bearing and no direction, paralyzed and confused. What is the first step?
The first step is this: Do ONE THING differently than you normally do.
When you find yourself stuck in the same mental loop, the same emotional reactivity in response to stress, then pause, breathe, and make a different choice.
It doesn't sound like much, but that pause takes effort. In that pause is the chance to observe our normal tendency to act a certain way and CHOOSE a different response. When we change our response to the usual stimulus, we begin to loosen the hold of those old habits and thought patterns that trap us in our unhappiness. And when we release those bonds, we find the seat of our own personal power.
Effort, self-study, and surrender - this is the practice of yoga, on and off the mat. I hope 2020 is the year you remove those obstacles to find peace and love within.
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