New Year's Eve tends to get all the glory - the celebrations, the countdown, the fireworks... but, if you're looking forward to having a great new year, New Year's Day can be important for setting your intentions and/or beginning your resolutions.
The holidays are over, so now you can direct your energy and attention to looking ahead. Resolutions or not, here's a few ideas to make the first day of 2016 inspiring and impactful.
- Spend some time writing. Write down your goals, hopes, and dreams. This can be for the whole new year, for a month or two, or for the next 5 years. Choose a time frame that works best for you and make an effort to consciously move forward in the direction you choose. Knowing your direction makes it easier to break down into the little steps needed to get there.
- Make an extra-healthy meal. Big meals are common during the holiday festivities. Try starting the new year cooking up a meal that feels extra-healthy for you, whether that's a vegetarian meal, fresh local seafood, or a dish that fits your dosha. Whatever you choose, think of it as setting an example for yourself for the rest of the year.
- Do something nurturing for yourself. In the busy-ness of the season, we can easily forget to take proper care of ourselves, or we overlook our needs trying to do so many things for others. Reset your energy for the new year, by doing self-care activities such as taking a bath, reading a favorite book, or listening to your favorite music. If you need more guidance, check out this Living Ayurveda Self-Care series starting January 12th.
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- Play and have fun! After the busy, hectic, and social holiday season, you might just be craving simple fun or creative expression. Spend the day engaged with your favorite hobby, playing games with your family, or doing that fun thing you never seem to have enough time for. No matter your age, being playful can boost your spirits, increase your creativity, and remind you of the joy in your life.
- Go for a walk. Spending time in nature can recharge your body, mind, and soul. During the holidays, we spend a lot of time inside - cold weather and holiday parties can keep you cozy and busy indoors, but your body craves fresh air and natural light. Plus, it's an easy way to burn off a few calories if you overindulged.
- Meditate. New Years can be about letting go of something or moving towards something, but usually it's a little bit of both. Taking the time to meditate can help you become clear on where you are and where you're going. It's a great way to set intentions from the perspective of a clear-mind and open-heart.
For a special New Year's meditation, you can also join the Pranic Healing community in a massive "group" meditation. Guided by Master Co, the theme for this meditation is "Aim Higher for 2016." Here's an excerpt from the Pranic Healing website:
"We will set higher goals in all areas of our lives! But in order to take off, we need to drop the weights and old baggage. For this New Year's Day workshop, we will:
To learn more or tune in, click here to visit the Pranic Healing website.
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Happy New Year!