It’s hard to believe, but Compass Maven is officially 2!
Time is a funny thing - it can feel fast and slow all at the same time. In some ways, it feels like setting this website “live” and sending out my first newsletter happened even more than 2 years ago. In other ways, it feels like yesterday.
Happy New Year!
This time of year I’m usually writing about New Year’s resolutions or goal setting, but this year I’m thinking about things a little differently.
For the first time in a long time (perhaps in forever?), I don’t have any specific resolutions in mind for the new year. Sure, eating healthier, working out more, and getting more consistent with my meditation practice are on my mind, but those are on “the list” every year. They don’t feel new or particularly exciting at the moment. My mind has been more focused on my general sense of being and the vibe I want to set for 2019.
So this year rather than setting goals or resolutions, I’m focusing on New Year’s mantras: statements about how I want to approach 2019 and how I want to feel this year.
As we approach the holidays and the year comes to a close, it's natural to start looking ahead to 2019.
Our focus shifts to New Year's Resolutions and what comes next for us in our lives and careers. I mean, just walk into any stationary store and you’re bombarded with 2019 planners - it’s hard not to think about it.
While it's important to be forward thinking and get serious about your goals, I encourage you not to let 2018 go so quickly.
Happy Holidays friends!
The season is officially in full swing! Hanukkah started a couple of days ago and Christmas is only 21 days away (yes I’m counting down). Everywhere you go stores are playing holiday music and Salvation Army Santas are ringing their bells.
No matter what you celebrate, this time of year is fun, but also a bit stressful. I know I look forward to it every year, but usually end up feeling frazzled at some point.
So to help you feel inspired and calm this holiday season - whether you’re looking for a pick me up or a gift idea - I’ve pulled together a list of things I’ve been loving lately.
Each item on the list is something I’ve personally been using for inspiration, stress management, or just for fun.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day of life and forget to say thank you.
I don’t mean forgetting to say thank you to your local barista as she hands you your coffee or the person ahead of you who holds the door to your office building as your run up behind them. Those should naturally roll off the tongue. Or at least I hope they do…
I’m talking about having a general attitude of gratitude.