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It's a New Year!

It's a new year! Time for new beginnings.Time to look forward after reflecting at the end of the year. Time to feel like you can do what you didn't do last year. Am I right? For some of you at least?

This can bring excitement and this can also bring nervousness. Or anxiety. Anxiety about not accomplishing what you wanted to last year. Anxiety about saying you did not accomplish what you said you were going to complete. ANXIETY! AAAahhhhhhhhhh! I wonder what it would be like if you moved into that anxious feeling rather than fight that feeling. I wonder what it would be like if you gave yourself a few moments to feel that churning in your stomach or see those swirling thoughts, but stayed, yes stayed there, in that moment. I bet the feelings will subside and those thoughts may calm down a bit. You can only go down from here. We aren't used to doing that. We want to hide, run, medicate, and make it go away. Funny thing, us humans, how we can literally make ourselves feel nervous and uneasy by our own thoughts and feelings.

I challenge you! The next time you start to feel those feelings of anxiousness, close your eyes or focus on something and b-r-e-a-t-h-e, slow, in, slow, out, at least 3 to 5 times. The next time you start to feel like you have a storm in your brain look around the room and pick out the colors of the rainbow (ROY G BIV=red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). You never know what can be at the end of that rainbow.

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