This is usually thought of as both a time for reflection and a time to look forward to the upcoming year. Often, goals are thought of, written down and maybe even fleshed out. And doing so is generally healthy.
But there is another side that is wholly under appreciated, where everything is OK and things don’t really have to be changed other than awareness.
This other side is the quiet, silent stillness which resides in all of us but is usually overwhelmed by our minds which degrade such calm self-connection. Our minds/thoughts are often unsatisfied with and will suggest that something is missing if we dismiss them and simply become present in the moment. But are our minds always right? Far from it.
When you are in this place, (what some call the powerful present):
your past, present and future don’t matter;
you are free to feel and experience things anew;
you are able to truly listen because you are not judging what you are hearing or thinking of a response (and wow, you and the one you are listening to will really notice and will highly appreciate it);
you can joyfully accept yourself and others;
you can follow what ever is trying to emerge in yourself and do it without fear.
Meditation is the most common way to get “into the moment.” Some find they can get there through extreme physical endeavors. However you arrive, get there regularly, daily if you can, and you’ll notice a satisfaction your mind cannot provide.