There are 365 days, 52 weeks and 53 weekends in 2013. Sounds like a lot of time! But the truth is that this time will fly. Unless we consciously decide how we want to experience this year, it may take a different direction and leave us disappointed 12 months later.
I’ve been reflecting on my experiences in 2012. I keep a daily track of my life in terms of my physical levels, emotions, and overall “enjoyability” of my days. I am the type of person who likes to have multiple hobbies, start new activities quite regularly and socialize quite a lot. At the same time, I know I need enough time for my own rejuvenation, like meditation, journaling and tai chi, to stay in harmony.
Review of my journal revealed that while my life in the first part of 2012 felt in balance, my life in the last 5 months of 2012 was less enjoyable, mainly because I over-scheduled myself with activities. Many days I felt low energy levels and frustration, since I didn’t have enough time for myself.
As I am standing at the beginning of the new year, it is my choice how I decide to spend this time. I visualize the next 12 months in my mind. What are going to be the main things happening in my life in this particular month?
For example, I will be launching an important project in March. I am not going to plan any major social activities for any of the weekends in this month, since I will need a lot of time to rest. Or another example, my husband and I plan to participate in a dance event in September. Our prior experience taught us to be careful what we plan in the weeks leading to this event. Last year we ended up living quite hectically during this time which left me energetically depleted.
Less is often more. I say “Yes” to experiencing harmony, love, joy and peace. I say ‘Yes” to respecting my needs. I set an intention to experience more of being in 2013 rather than of doing. To have time to reflect, connect with my inner wisdom, cultivate an attitude of love and gratitude. I will benefit enormously as well as everyone around me.
What do you want to experience in this new year?
How do you envision your life to be? What can you do today to make it happen?