First, let me start off by wishing each and every one of you a very happy new year! Thank you for all the support you have shown me this past year.
December was a month of mindfulness for me. I really tried to stay in the moment as much as possible. Between the shopping and holiday parties, I really enjoyed the Christmas season. I actually did not take a lot of pictures ( other then yoga of course ) because I was trying not be distracted by my phone.
Back in the beginning of the month, I set some goals to help me stay focused during the craziness the holidays can bring. To recap:
Goal #1 – Meditate daily – Did I meditate daily? No. But I did engage in this practice 3-4 times per week. It is becoming more natural to me so I see myself getting to a daily practice in January. I received A Course in Miracles for Christmas with has a daily reflection guide that has become part of my morning ritual as well.
Goal #2 – Move more – Well… I made it half way through the month with an abs and squat challenge but I was not loving it. I am not bailing on this goal for January. No excuses… this needs to happen.
Goal 3 – Don’t overindulge – This one, I feel, I did good on. My closed still fit and I didn’t feel bloated and gross. Yay considering the outcome on goal #2!
Goal 4 – Blog more! This is my fourth post this month – Nailed it! Haha
Goal 5 – Be present – I feel that I nailed this one too as stated at the beginning of this post. I enjoyed every second of the holiday. The unseasonably warm temps did not effect my mood like it did for others. I think it actually helped (despite ALL the rain!). Dan, Allyson and I did a lot of things together as a family. I loved having Al home for the past six weeks and making memories with her. She leaves for her Boston internship on Sunday! Time always flies when you are having fun!
To top off the month, I got a promotion at work! Woo Hoo! This of course was the icing on the cake for a perfect month!
I hope you all had a very happy holiday season and hope to connect with you more in 2016! Stay tuned for upcoming posts on goal setting, my new word of the year and much more!