Closing Out 2016!
Today is the last day of 2016, and as we find ourselves bringing the year to a close, many of us are looking ahead to what lies in front of us in 2017. It's been a hard year for many, and we may find ourselves reflecting on what has past and what is to come.
Around this time each year I like to set aside some alone time to write, vision and reflect on what I've learned, and set my compass pointing towards where I still am hoping to grow. It's a great time to clear out space - both literally and figuratively. Just this morning I spent some time de-cluttering my bathroom (um, I think I may have found decades-old lipstick from college...WOW, and...that's embarrassing) and found myself realizing, once again, how much crap I have in my small space that I just don't need. It felt GREAT to clear it out, donate what's useful, trash what isn't, and continue the journey of fostering more minimalism in my life.
Why minimalism? So many reasons...but for starters, it's one of the quickest ways that we can decrease feelings of stress and overwhelm. Studies show that people who keep only things they LOVE and USE in their homes report feeling calmer, clearer and more joyful than those of us (ahem, yours truly) who let too much crap accumulate over time.
We can also practice minimalism in our physical, spiritual and mental lives - through kundalini yoga, cultivating a meditation practice, and practicing mindfulness of our thoughts. (Follow the links for some GREAT resources right here in Denver!) We may also need to clear out relationships and familial or behavioral patterns that are no longer serving us or the world.
Whatever you're hoping to leave behind in 2016 and whatever you intend to embrace in 2017, those of us at Root Counseling are cheering for you 100% and committed to journeying along with you on the path to greater joy, freedom and health. We're passionate and dedicated to helping the beautiful women of Denver have their GREATEST year yet in 2017 - and we've got the tools to help you get there! Give us a call at (720) 363-9188 or Book Online Now!