At this New Year’s transition, it’s easy to get wrapped up in upcoming to-do’s, hopes for the year ahead, and memories emerging from this season of lang syne. With so much mental transition (and the stress that accompanies it), staying in the present moment can be harder than it may sound, especially when our experience in the present is sometimes confusing and difficult.
Avoidance, and distraction, can be powerful pulls when transition feels uncomfortable. And while compartmentalization and relaxation can be valuable tools in managing short-term stress and anxiety, avoiding ongoing anxiety seldom works for the long haul, and worse, tends to hold us back from engaging fully in our life and cultivating what we want.
With the transition of the New Year upon us, this issue is dedicated to tuning into your present experience, and what really matters.
Wishing you awareness and clarity as we welcome 2020,