This article originally appeared in MindBodyGreen.
The Lunar New Year is coming up this week (on Friday, February 12), and 2021 will be a Year of the Metal Ox.
The Ox in the Chinese Zodiac is known for loyalty, humility, hard work, diligence, and steadfastness—making this year a fabulous one for creating solid foundations and committing to goals. It's also a good time to look at ways to cultivate more grounded, consistent, and positive energy in your home and your habits. Here are a few practices to help you channel that Ox-like energy at home, this year and beyond:
1. Focus on the positives, day after day.
The saying, "What you focus on will grow," really resonates when I think of the Ox year. One great habit you can pick up any time is logging all the positive moments of your day into a journal. This is a way to fully acknowledge that good things—big and small—can happen, even in challenging times.