One of my favorite parts of living in Korea is the celebration of the Lunar New Year. This gives me a bit of a runway to get my New Year’s Resolutions going.
After all, the holiday season is quite busy. I may consider New Year’s goals at that time, but I don’t usually have enough space or thinking time to actually make good on my plans.
I often have many false starts and small failures along the way during the first month of the New Year. But… then, here comes Seollal (the Lunar New Year)! Awesome! A second chance to get started right!
In fact, if I’ve been smart about things, then I will have used the whole month of January to begin building momentum and trying out new habits and lifestyle choices that I then want to solidify after the Lunar New Year in February. This is really a great way for me to say, “You know, I think I want to try XYZ this year,” and give it a go for one short month – without feeling the guilt of a need to continue it if I find it’s not working out after a month. And then, I’m able to more quickly move on to the next idea that might work out better for me.
Overall, I really enjoy having Seollal (Feb 4-6 this year, 2019) because I really feel great about having TWO chances to get my New Year’s plans right.
For more information about making New Year’s goals, check out the following articles:
- My FULL Year-end planning sessions (13 sections) that I usually spread out over a few days (at my personal blog)
- New Year’s Resolutions on this blog
- Motivation archives on this blog
So, to coincide with my reflection on New Year’s goals and the upcoming Lunar New Year, I’ve chosen a collection of 3 different Korean yoga and diet DVDs to giveaway this week. The Giveaway will end on the last day of the Seollal holiday.
Check out the Giveaway site for more details and to enter your name to win!