This new year feels very different to last.
Last January I wasn’t well, having picked up a nasty bout of Flu whilst visiting Santa in Lapland.
Flu turned to pleurisy, I seriously lost my motivation, and even worse – my sense of humor.
Every cloud has a silver lining – What did my 4-month illness teach me?
To make hay while the sun shines.
(How many proverbs can I fit in one post? We’re up to 2 in a word count of just 63 – not bad going…)
None of us knows what is just around the corner (there we go another one, or is this an idiom – what’s the difference?).
So, why wait? Just do it.
New year is the time our thoughts turn to making resolutions and forming better habits. To work toward being the person we truly want to be.
There’s new hope. A new 365 page book, the slate has been wiped clean (just can’t help myself can I?)
We’ve all been there. There’s an abundance of resolutions to keep, new habits to form.
I wonder how many gym memberships lapse at the end of February or even earlier?
I’m not one for new year resolutions. Every day is a fresh start, an opportunity to make the most of who you are, and how you want to live your life. But still, the allure of a new calendar is strong. The force is weak with this one.
Last Spring I mapped out my 5 main personal priorities.
I was wisely advised that to try to establish 5 new habits was too much, and that focus was required.
It was good advice. It works. I’ll be keeping this in mind during 2014.
I’m revisiting those 5 priorities. But I’ll be approaching it slightly differently. One priority per week will be selected and I will do that first, above all of the others.
Then, if I have time, I will work my way through the others. I’m predicting I’ll achieve 3 out of 5 each day. But that’s okay – not perfect, but what in life is? Certainly not my good enough chocolate fudge cake!
What are YOU focusing on in 2014?