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New Year, New You: Will you be making a New Year’s Resolution this January? By Jane McNeice

Posted by on 20 Dec, 2016 in Mental Health | 0 comments

New Year, New You: Will you be making a New Year’s Resolution this January? By Jane McNeice

And so we step into a New Year, some with trepidation, others with bold strides – out with the old, in with the new and all that stuff. And so some of you may be contemplating a New Years Resolution, our annual commitment to positive self-improvement! Some will take this seriously, others light-heartedly, some will share it, others will do it privately, but all in all evidence suggests that for many of us it might be short-lived.

So we might be drawn into thinking that we shouldn’t bother with a New Year’s Resolution this year, or better still, let’s commit to making a resolution to change on any given day of the year!

At Mind Matters HQ we’re wholeheartedly embracing the New Year’s Resolution! And the reason we’re doing this is for everything that it stands for, it’s merriment, tradition, the fact that most of us will make one – even if we don’t believe it will be kept – and even if, in fact, it won’t be kept. We’re embracing it because it reinforces to us that change is not something to be feared, that change is always possible, fresh starts CAN be made, and failure is ok – in fact we only really fail if we don’t give it a try in the first place. Lessons are almost always learned from failures, and we can always pick ourselves back up and start over again. It’s also an opportunity to support others with their resolutions too, whether that’s being there when they are vulnerable to failure or lapse, providing direct support, or just being the one who listens. The New Year holds so many possibilities for each and everyone of us, a time for turning a new page, and aiming for that new improved self, or being the change that you want to see in the world.

Whether you do or don’t make a resolution this January 1st, take the New Years Resolution as symbolic of the fact that change is ALWAYS possible, a symbol of hope for 2020 and beyond…

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