There can be so much pressure on us to make the first few minutes, hours, and days of a new year resemble the kind of life we'd like year-round.
If we get into an argument on January 1st, get sick right after New Year's, or experience something difficult at the start of a new calendar year, it may strike us as a bad omen or like we've lost our chance at a fresh start.
Under all this pressure, we often forget that every moment is a fresh start. There's no ball dropping watch party, but it's available to us all the time.
The mind will surely tell us how 2023 is all wrecked and how our dreams are now futile. But if we find a way to treat ourselves kindly, no matter the situation, perhaps we can set the tone for a year of kindness ahead.
Now that's a year I'd like to have. How about you?
I am an acupressurist, educator, and practitioner of complementary medicine. My background in literature, teaching, and Yoga Nidra informs my wellness practice. My approach is personalized and holistic, tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals.