I hope you are well, and hope you are living true to your New Year’s non-resolution! What this really means for me, as I talked about in Why I Don’t Have a New Year’s Resolution, is taking time to reflect on our habits, our circumstances, our headspace, and create a lifestyle that best serves our mind + body.
Living a healthy, mindful lifestyle is a process, and no one has mastered this perfectly. The important thing is to do the best you can to nourish yourself, practice kindness towards yourself and those around you, and to be present for your experiences. If we do this and are not too hard on ourselves when we are not living up to our goals, but rather stop and reflect and respond in a thoughtful way, we are living a life of authenticity, we are taking responsibility and writing our story!
This leads me to my new piece, which I am so excited to share with you!
Remember Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In? I am a huge fan for many reasons, but would like to offer a complementary approach. It is important to Lean In, be focused on one task with intensity and assertiveness. It is equally as important to demonstrate leadership, strength, resilience and thoughtfulness by Leaning Back. So, how do we do this dance of leaning in and leaning back to optimize our sense of purpose in life, our joy and our contribution, or simply survive stressors that come up?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts on my #leanback movement!
My warmest regards,