Every year, we celebrate and usher in the New Year with fireworks and massive celebrations. We think that a new year means new changes and a set of new resolutions.
Why do we always wait for a new year to start making changes? What if we treated everyday like tomorrow’s a new year? In fact, how often do we live in the present? We’re constantly making plans for the next holiday, waiting for that increment or payday, or waiting for someone to appear in our lives and fulfil our needs.
In 2018, I realised the importance of living in the moment. As much as I like to look forward to special occasions and vacations, I made a mental note to be present. To be present means immersing myself in the experience at that point of time, be it on the mat to practise yoga, at work, or when meeting friends and family. It means being discipline to be on the mat, both physically and mentally, to work intently instead of thinking of the plans after work, and to put away the phone and listen during gatherings.
Remember, it’s never too early or late to work on resolutions. There’s never a right day or date.