Mindfulness is the practice of shifting your conscious awareness to the present moment and attending to it with acceptance and curiosity. During this process, thoughts, feelings, and sensations will arise, however mindfulness involves noticing and acknowledging these experiences without trying to resist or change them.
Mindfulness can lead to an increased sense of calm, heightened focus, and greater clarity to help you savour and enjoy the present moment. Mindfulness can also increase your self-awareness by helping you to become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and physiological sensations during any given moment. This will help you tune into how you are impacted by your day-to-day interactions, activities, and behavioural patterns. You may notice that certain foods impact your mood negatively, or that you experience neck pain during certain conversations, or begin to ruminate about the past when you are in a specific situation. Importantly though, mindfulness equips you with the skills to develop greater insight into what you think and feel, so that you can consider what is important to you and set new year’s resolutions that align with your values.
To practice the art of setting new year’s resolutions mindfully, you might follow the below process.
This process should assist you to achieve focus, calm, and clarity as you consider the future and set a mindful resolution for the new year.