Feeling Good In The New Year

New month, new year, new start! How fresh are you feeling going into the new year? Are you writing up your resolutions?

The beginning of every year brings us all to the point of making promises to either do or not do something to better our lives. A fresh start to a new year can sometimes be a fresh start in life, hoping that all things will be better on this next trip around the sun. The new year is a time for reinventions or preparing for reinventions at least.

The thing about making resolutions is:
1) They must mean something to you and affect you and your life.
2) They must be made for you and not for anyone else.

We want to push and improve ourselves for us, for our benefit, not for everyone watching from the sidelines. We must only concentrate on making ourselves happy, and whilst taking inspiration from others is a positive thing, we all need a helping hand; comparing yourself to others should never be on the playlist. This is your life, own it. Don’t let the pressures of everyone around you affect your decisions.

Your resolutions may be big! Start a new company, travel the world, work towards that big promotion, but some may be smaller and just as important. For example, read more books, learn, get more fresh air, join the gym, and start a skincare regime (enter MESOA). Reading more books can help you learn new skills, fresh air is mentally good for you, and gym membership and skincare will look after you and your body in the long run. These small things will make a massive difference.

After the fun and festivities of Christmas, January can be tough, and it can seem hard to stay positive. So remember, change can happen any day; we don’t need to wait for January 1st to reinvent ourselves or make self-improvements that will benefit us moving forward. But the new year has an almost mystical feeling about it, like everything you did last year is forgotten and you have a clean slate to work from, but it’s only when you learn to accept who you are, flaws and all, that you can make real, worthwhile change to your days, to yourself and to your life and the way you live it. And that can be done on any day of the week.

So, you have your resolutions and are pumped to start the new year. You have the new cookbook, you’ve bought your MESOA skincare, your routine is written up, and you’ve signed up to that meditation app, plus you have a heap of new activities you want to have a go at. Now is the time to have fun trying out all these new things and watch yourself grow and become a better person.

You must look at life as a ‘glass half full’. So keep your positivity up, and believe you can grow, learn, and change your life if that’s your goal. Have hope and faith in the good happening all around you. We only have one go at this game we call life, only one roll of the dice; make it work for you... And don’t forget, the glass is refillable.