I think it’s pretty safe to say that many of us are probably very excited about 2016 coming to an end. But luckily for us, we’ve almost made it through another trip around the sun and can finally look forward to whatever 2017 has to offer. While I’m sure we’d all love to leave certain things behind in 2016, if we’re going to keep moving forward, we need to get into the right mindset, which we can do by making a resolution to be more mindful in 2017.
“If you want to be more mindful next year, it does’t require a large commitment,” Fara Tucker, a licensed clinical social worker in Portland, tells Bustle. “You don’t have to take a class or meditate every day. All you need to do is be willing to pause.”
Making a conscious effort to focus on what’s happening in the moment is a great resolution to focus on in the new year. Here’s how you can be more mindful in 2017, from using your Google calendar to talking about your experiences.