It’s a funny old habit – this making resolutions to change or be good or whatever – heavens we could make huge changes starting ‘Because it’s a Thursday afternoon or a Saturday morning…’ but we rarely do! Diets start on a Monday (don’t they?) and resolutions happen on New Year’s Day… Hmmmm.
I think the important thing is taking the concept making New Year resolutions and then using it to consider your life, your health and your happiness. Sometimes, pondering a subject and trying to see it from another angle can do you so much good.
It can never be a bad thing to improve your health – as you age, nothing gets healthier without a bit of thought or effort, and health is sometimes all that stands between you and happiness. So, by all means have a think about what changes you could make, but don’t threaten yourself with some massive difference to be made on the stroke of midnight and then, when you fail a day or a week later, beat yourself up about it. Keep thinking what small things you can do to make yourself healthier and constantly review it – falling at a hurdle just means getting back up and carrying on the course.
New ideas and activities you want to do – make a list and if you keep it somewhere handy. Who knows, you might find something you could start at the end of January or the beginning of June.
But one thing I would suggest that everyone could have on their list would be to communicate just a bit more with their family, friends and neighbours. Communication is precious and the key to so much – talk more, love more and help more – all so positive for the world at large!
Happy 2016 everyone.