New Year

Success or defeat? You choose.

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Most people take advantage of a new year to start new things or quit things they have been doing. It isn’t that there is any special magic in the start of a new year; it’s just that by the turning of the clock from one year into the next most people believe there is a real opportunity to start again. There is a sense of being given a new slate to write on; of being able to put the previous year behind (especially if it was a difficult one) and hope for a better year. I don’t know what 2017 was like for you but if you want to be able to look back at 2018 in 12 months’ time with satisfaction that you have done better then something is going to have to change. The trouble is, most of us don’t handle change very well. […]

Get ready, set, go!

By |December 4th, 2016|

It’s that time of year again! Whether you love Christmas or hate it or are ambivalent towards it, it is one season that you cannot help but notice one way or the other. From the Christmas adverts on television that get more and more outlandish every year, the shop arrangements that are decidedly festive and perhaps over the top, the presents that you inevitably have to think about (giving or getting), or the relatives (welcome and unwelcome) you are going to seeing sometime during the holidays– Christmas is by far the most talked about holiday of the year. […]

Why I don’t Make New Year Resolutions

By |January 11th, 2016|

So it’s nearly two weeks into 2016. What a year 2015 was! There were highs and lows as I am sure some of you have had too, but I hope that like me, you celebrated the highs and learned what you could during the lows, not letting them keep you down.

Well after a holiday period of way too much to eat and drink, many people start the New Year with what has become popularly known as New Year Resolutions. This invariably includes making a list of things that you will begin to do as well as things that you will try not to do any longer. Not surprisingly, weight loss and getting organised top the list of resolutions that people make. This list is usually inspired by a feeling of what we should be doing or as the case may be – not doing. Here’s where things start to go downhill very quickly – ‘shoulds’ and ‘ought tos’ never inspired anyone – for very long. Here’s why. […]