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As 2016 has begun, I haven’t had a lot of time to sit and reflect about the past year and moving forward.  Overall, things are going well.  Many big changes happened in the second half of 2015-started a new job, moved apartments, started living with my boyfriend, and got a puppy!  At the close of 2015, I was on vacation, and when I returned home, I started work right away so there wasn’t a lot of time to stop and just think!  The One Word movement has gotten bigger, but I felt motivated by Athleta’s Power of Intention event.

Last Saturday, I attended Athleta’s event.  It was a yoga class, which always talk about setting an intention.  We focused on breathing, stretching, and meditating, and through this practice could personally set an intention for the coming year.  As a yogi, I think about what intention I want at the beginning of class; with so much floating around in my brain, this can be a challenge at times to let go and focus on one thing, to just breathe.

That is why for 2016 I am setting my intention to Enjoy the Moment and Stay in the Present.  I am busy with school and other activities; there are always thoughts running through my head.  I plan ahead and like to know what is going on.  But if I constantly think about what is happening next, I can’t enjoy what is happening now.  I get overwhelmed and stressed and don’t appreciate all the positives that do exist.  If I focus on what I am doing in the present, not what comes next, I will enjoy myself and what is going on around me more.
Cheers to a great 2016!