JOURNAL PROMPT – January 1,2021: How Do You Feel at the Start of a New Year?

I am honestly not sure. I get that the notion of a ‘New Year’ is that we have a whole fresh pallet upon which to paint our days. I do love the thought that we can leave the past in the past and create a whole new future. And yet, if we break it down, we have the opportunity to start anew each and every day. We need not wait for the New Year to change lanes, take a needed turn, speed up or slow down. All of these moments are available to us each and every day. Well, actually, each and every minute of each and every day.

As I often share with my clients, there are no neutral choices. Each seemingly insignificant decision we make is leading us toward the life of our dreams or away from it. And, sadly, we are not always conscious of the choices we are making that are co-creating the shape of our existence. I remember one time we were chatting about what you would wish for if you had one wish. My Dad’s answer has always stuck with me.

“To live consciously.”

Hmmm. I deeply appreciated his wisdom. And, I am wondering what 2021 will look like if I can live consciously?? What might my relationships feel like if I am conscious about each and every thought, word and deed that I offer others? I know it would be impossible to do it 100% of the time, but I wonder what it would be like if I made this my intent for 2021 …

If I am living consciously, I will be choosing my next step rather than mindlessly moving forward by default. If I am living consciously, I will notice when I am off track and can ‘reroute’ and get myself back on track more quickly. If I am living consciously, then I can disrupt any old patterns that are subconsciously leading me to recreate the past instead of the future.

Yes, if I am living consciously, I can turn on my own internal light and let it lead the way. I really like the sound of that for the New Year … the new day … the new next moment. Fingers crossed I can remain conscious enough often enough to do it … 🤞

Happy 2021 to one and all … 🧡 Karen 🧡

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela Hampton
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 08:01:59

    Always love reading your thoughts. Great little read❤️❤️

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  2. Robin Tajiri
    Jan 02, 2021 @ 10:16:02

    Good morning Karen I enjoyed your 30 Days of Gratitude so much, even though I wasn’t always able to comment. I’m also looking forward to your January posts. Sometimes I feel like you’re speaking straight to me!! It’s just what I need🥰. So hopefully I’m able to read your posts everyday in my email. I’m happy to see you’re doing well……love you and looking forward to connecting with you everyday. Hugs, Robin On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 7:39 AM Miracles! Your Center for Well-Being Inc. wrote:

    > Karen Lanser posted: ” January 1 – How Do You Feel at the Start of a New > Year? I am honestly not sure. I get that the notion of a ‘New Year’ is that > we have a whole fresh pallet upon which to paint our days. I do love the > thought that we can leave the past in the past and c” >



    • Karen Lanser
      Jan 02, 2021 @ 10:51:40

      Good Morning to you my beautiful forever friend! It makes my heart so happy to hear that you are connecting so deeply with my words. That said, I am not sure if I will publish ALL my Journal Prompts on my blog, but I think you are already ‘following’ my blog so you should get everything that I do post delivered right to your inbox. I’m actually starting off the New Year feeling a bit glum … I wrote about that today in my blog post. Not terribly inspiring – so I won’t post it on my blog … but true, nonetheless. I don’t mind sharing it with just you. I’ll send it off to you in your email. Loving you … xo



  3. Debby wall
    Jan 03, 2021 @ 00:22:40

    Such wise words!! Live consciously!! Keeping my mind in check…I hope I can work at this too! I want it to be my intention also!! Thank you Karen!!



    • Karen Lanser
      Jan 03, 2021 @ 07:04:56

      It is so beautiful to see you here my precious forever friend. I am grateful to hear that you are joining me in this intention! It is comforting to know we are in it together!! Lots of love to you … xo



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