It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here….the New Year, bringing new opportunities, new beginnings & infinite possibilities for us to be happy.
Essentially that’s what we all want, isn’t it? To be happy, to love and to be loved and to live a joyous, prosperous and harmonious life.
The end of 2014 caught me off guard with a much-desired, serendipitous and postponed trip to Bali, where my family and I were supposed to spend a long dreamed about holiday and the New Year’s Eve.
At the very last moment we decided to postpone it due to objective reasons and though I was pretty disappointed at that time, I soon realized that everything was working not against me, but in my favor. Within a few days time we received news of canceled/delayed flights, an aircraft gone missing and severe flooding. That was the moment when I promised myself that I will never ever doubt that God and my Guardian Angels have my best interest at heart and what has happened was not a misfortune, but rather a great blessing.
From this place of acknowledgement and gratitude, things fell easily in their place and we got to spend the NYE with our family of friends, surrounded by much love and genuine affection.
Plan B was much, much better than Plan A.
That is in short the story behind the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 as I experienced it.As a constant student of Life that I am, lessons were taught and learned to the very end of what was 2014 for me. Which brings me to sharing with you some of my personal conclusions/resolutions for this New Year.
In no particular order, here are some of the lessons I’ve learned in 2014 + part of my resolutions for 2015:
1// Expect the unexpected. In other words, leave space for miracles, magic encounters and B, C, D, E…Plans. Stop trying to control everything in your life and start enjoying it more.
2// Go with the flow. There are times when things unfold in a different way than you expect them to turn. Sometimes things will get worst before they get better. Sometimes you just have to take a step back, detach from a situation and let life take its course.
3// Trust at all times that everything works in your favor. You may or may not agree with me on this, but from my personal experience, I know that everything in my life has happened for a reason – everything, from untaken chances to unfulfilled love stories, from failures to emotional scratches. Each experience and each event had a meaning and a valuable lesson.
4// Put yourself first as often as you can. Before you freak out, I will just say that this isn’t an egocentric pledge, but rather a call for kindness, love and appreciation for the person we are.
I’m not saying “Be selfish, ignore others.”, none of that. What I’m saying is that we should care more, listen more and pay more attention to our emotions, to our intuition, to our wants and needs. We are so eager to please and to serve others, that we constantly forget to honor and to take care of ourselves as well. For me, as a light-worker and philanthropist (i.e.”lover of humanity”), that’s a big lesson I keep on learning and repeating over and over again.
5// Subscribe to a life of quality vs. quantity. From the food we eat to the conversations we engage into, from the relationships we nurture to the projects we’re working on, everything should respect the principles of high quality, of excellence, of substance and fine living. Less is more, in this case.
6// A happier life is a healthier life. And vice versa. What better time than the beginning of the year, to start creating healthier habits for yourself? A healthy diet, a good workout routine, better communication with our partners, a more positive outlook on life, a non-judgmental/ negativity-free mindset…you name it. It’s the best time ever to sign up for a better life!
7// Family time equals present time. In this aspect, I am a traditionalist: I am fond of my family life. And as busy as we all are in these modern times, it’s never too late to reconsider the time and the quality of it, that we dedicate to our families. For me, my family doesn’t mean just blood relations, but soul relations and luckily, I’ve been blessed with a beautiful, precious soul-family.
On my agenda, my family is and will always be a top priority. My challenge this year will be to invest and to spend as much quality time with them as I can (and by that I mean, to
occasionally shut off all social media distractions).
So, here it is: my shortlist of insights, revelations and resolutions for 2015. I hope you enjoyed reading it and maybe even got something out of it – an idea or at least the desire to improve the quality of your life in this new year.
Also, I would looove to know what are your resolutions for 2015? What do you hope for, wish for and pray for in this New Year? Leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to read all about it.
Sending you much love and inspiration for this new beginning,