I don’t really do New Years Resolutions. Mostly because experience has taught me that I don’t really stick to them. The plans to lose weight/cut out alcohol/eat healthier normally go out of the window after the first week of being back at work. I don’t know about you but January is my least favourite month of the year, Christmas is over and the summer seems so far away.
However this year I will be doing all of the three things mentioned above. I’m not classing them as resolutions, but dry January commences on the 2nd (I know it’s a slight cheat but we have a big family meal on the 1st), the chocolate in the house will be getting scoffed in the next few days (I’m eating a Cadburys Caramel as I’m writing this!) and I will be hitting the gym quite hard for the next 4 weeks. These are not resolutions because the reason for doing this is for something much more important.
But this year I am breaking with tradition and setting myself one New Years Resolution…
To be happy!
I sometimes have a tendency to focus on the negatives, and that has certainly been true over the past 12 months. I’ve felt angry, bitter, jealous, hurt and none of these are emotions that bring out the best in anyone. In the words of Elsa, I need to “Let It Go!”
For the past week and a bit I’ve been living in a Christmas holiday bubble and it’s been lovely. I’ve been happy, and it’s made me realise how by focusing on what I don’t have I’ve not always fully appreciated what I have right in front of me.
In 2015 I will be looking for the positives and letting go of the situations and people who bring out the ugly emotions because life really is too short to spend time being miserable. This time next year I want to be able to look back and remember happiness, whatever the year ahead brings!