Meditation

Samurai Check-in for the New Year

December 30, 2016

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year always has a hint of magic. Motivation beyond normal expectations to reach farther and cleanse views of the past. We set out ambitious to begin anew.

I aim to work towards my goals for 2017 with mindfulness and momentum year round and not let my determination wane which is why I wanted to share my favorite morning ritual. I am sure it has many names but I refer to it as a Samurai Check-in.

Each morning I write down 3 adjectives which I want to describe my day. This exercise creates positive daily intentions which helps shape my attitude for the rest of the day. I feel more empowered and in control on how I will take on whatever life throws at me.

Samurai Check-in for 2017

  1. Shiny – Even if there are ups and downs, I will retain a hopeful outlook and not fret. Everything’s shiny, Cap’n.
  2. Imaginative – There is a good reason for the box of crayons and gold glitter glue that I keep on my desk at work. I will take the time to break the monotonous and keep my creativity alive.
  3. Vivid – I will make many colorful memories and set out to experience new things.
CREDITS// Article & Photo: Lorelai Birch.

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