2019 A Blank Slate
A New YEAR!! A blank slate symbolizing fresh energy, hope, revival and new beginnings. It is an opportunity to move into the New Year with a lightness, entering without the baggage we may have accumulated in 2018. We have a choice if we want to really take advantage of the blank slate and let go of the old. Resentment, anger and hurt from 2018 (and years past) can be heavy baggage: baggage that does not serve us as it can be a burden festering within us, affecting our physical, mental and spiritual wellness.
This may be a great time to re-evaluate, let go of the old and make some decisions in how we want to go forward with this new year. Perhaps rather than setting goals, we maybe just sink into being present, showing up for each moment and bringing a real sense of presence to our lives. In that space of “being”, we can enter our moments, choosing our responses that are in alignment with our values and principles. In that response, it may allow us to move into the New Year with a deliberate choice in how we want to live 2019. We may not be able to control what happens in a day, but we can control how we choose to respond in each day. Here is to 2019, a year we make deliberate choices in how we manage our moments!Tags: A new year - start with a blank slate, leave your baggage behind in 2018
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
- Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.
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