We’re days away from the end of 2016, and when a new year approaches so do the reviews of the previous year. Who was the top newsmaker of the year? What was the top song of the year? Who was the athlete of the year? As a kid growing up it was always interesting to listen to this info. As an adult, I think about the previous year in a more important way. How did it go? What would I do differently? When I look back on 2016 I have mixed reviews. It had ups and downs, could I have spent more time on my fitness? Should I have read more books? Set better personal goals? Hell ya!
I definitely do not think that this is the time of year to lament about what went wrong or what we should have done better, but instead an opportunity to celebrate us! Whatever the challenges the year brought us we are still here. If making some resolutions helps you in anyway. Go for it. I believe we should live in the moment and work hard at what is important to us. It may be spending time with our family, personal development, getting that promotion or solidifying relationships with friends and family. Whatever it may be, you don’t have to declare it a resolution on Jan1 2017. Setting goals can happen any time of the year. One thing is for sure it’s taken me to the ripe old age of 50 to realize that it’s not worth being tough on yourself if you made decisions that were wrong this year, or didn’t complete goals or resolutions. Believe it or not, that’s ok. Be kind to yourself. 2017 is a blank page, colour it YOUR way. As Henry David Thoreau said “never look back unless you are planning on going that way”.
Love and laughter,