Today is the first day of the year according to the Chinese lunar calendar and I get a do-over of welcoming the new year. I got sick the first two weeks of January and it really bummed me out because I really wanted to get a fresh start on a lot of things – like reviving this blog for one. I actually got to starting some of my new year’s resolutions once I got better since most of them involved being more physically active and I couldn’t do that when I was sick. I take little victories when I can, and I am happy to say that I’m doing well with those resolutions so far. I ran more miles in the last three weeks than I did the last couple of months and I’ve added a variety of strength workouts, thanks to the Boston Strong 26-day challenge, a virtual fitness challenge that supports the 2014 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Boston Marathon Team. This morning, I took a moment to think of three words that I would like to set my focus on in the coming year. I came up with 1) Mindful 2) Happy and 3) Quality.
I think these three words tie-up perfectly. One has to make a conscious decision to be happy and to make yourself happy, you have to be self-aware. Being mindful helps you to be more self-aware, eventually driving you to choose the better alternative for your mind and body. This leads to choosing quality over anything else. I resolve to keep these three words in mind this year.