It’s the first week of a brand new month, in a brand new year and I should be full of enthusiasm, ready to write the next chapter in my life – but instead I’m hesitant.

I know I’m feeling this way because I have high hopes for 2012 and in order to achieve my new goals, I’m asking myself to take an even BIGGER STEP out of my comfort zone than I have before. So for the past few days I’ve been trying to give myself a little positive encouragement.

The term attaboy is often used to express encouragement, approval or admiration. Coincidentally, it’s also a song title on Yo-Yo Ma’s latest recording: The Goat Rodeo Sessions.

For me, this music is pure magic. It has the power to lighten my mood and alter my physical state, so that I can use my imagination in a positive, constructive way. (Note: A book I read recently said that stress is the result of using our imagination to think of negative outcomes).

It’s not surprising that the word HARMONY means both ‘tuneful sound’ and ‘internal calm’. So if you’re feeling on the same wavelength, you might consider finding some new music that makes you feel harmonious.

Go ahead and watch this video for Attaboy and see for yourself.