I love the feeling of a fresh start that comes with a new year. It always seems like such a wonderful opportunity to put the bad habits of last year behind, turn the page and start anew.
When I think about it logically, there is absolutely no reason why 1st January should be a better day than any other to implement healthier living practices or better organisation or whatever my goal of the minute happens to be. I mean, what is wrong with 17th July??? Why does he get left out of all the fun? If I had started one of my current projects last 17th July, for example, I would have had close to 6 months head start compared to saving it up until now!
But it is what it is. And I can’t help but love a new year! This year, the list of New Year’s Resolutions is extensive… but I think I am approaching them very realistically – as a list of goals to be ultimately fulfilled by the end of 2012, not a list of changes I am planning to make overnight.
The main categories for my goals are health, finance, relationships/communication, organisation and business. Travel is sadly not amongst the contenders this year, but I am sure I will manage to slip some in nonetheless.
So far progress is impressive. By Day 2 of 2012 I have already rewarded myself with a full day of relaxation, a healthy quantity of communication with loved ones, some time organising old emails, a moderate quantity of exercise and… the piece de resistance… started my blog. Here’s to a 2012 full of positive forward momentum.