Hope you are all enjoying a brilliant start to 2023 all ready! Here in NZ the year started with a bang of fireworks and, after a sleep in, a relaxed albeit cloudy summer’s day. I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions as I believe that any day can be the start of a fresh year so instead I make lists. My lists are things that I would like to work on, enjoy, achieve, experience or participate in over the coming 365 days.
They are not hard and fast goals, rather the list acts as a reminder of my dreams, hopes and desires. Many times things migrate from year to year (themselves would be quick to tell you about the cross stitch that took me three years to complete!) but many get crossed off too, sometimes without me making any concerted effort. ‘Stuff’ just seems to get done! Research backs it up too …. you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals/resolutions/dreams if you write them down.
So, whether you’re a resolution kind of person or not, how about writing down at least five things you’d like to do this year? It can be work related or not. It could be family related. It could be about some personal growth. Better yet, to get some balance, how about making your list of five connected to the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’; connection with someone, a physical activity, savouring the present, learning something new and supporting others.
Whatever you decide to do this year I hope that it fills you with a sense of happiness, belonging and love. Here’s to an amazing 2023!