Ditching Resolution and Going for Happy: An Intentional Practice of Simple Delight

December 31, 2014 10:34 PM

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I officially ditched the New Year's resolution tradition last year. Who wants to sign up for commitment that holds an 88 percent failure rate, anyway? For 2014, I focused on a specific intention: to feel greater ease in my mind and body. As a somatic mindfulness professional, I know what ease and wellbeing feel like in my body, and I focused on spending more time feeling that way. It was radically simple and totally awesome.

The intention over resolution approach gave me mindful focus over the long haul, with enough wiggle room to feel like a playfully curious explorer along the way. It was a failure resistant plan that my recovering perfectionist could embrace, fueled by a set of informal mindfulness mico-practices tha...

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