New Year…New Me…New What??

As the new year approaches, we become so haste in making our new year goals as if we had such a terrible year, that we must rectify it. Reassurance or stupidity? Let’s just call it reflecting carefully and wanting to reinforce the goals we first set ourselves but failed to meet. I too, like many, have set myself a number of goals in the past. With great enthusiasm and excitement, I begin the new year confidently and by the 31st Dec, I’m exhausted! Not from having successfully met my goals, but from the mental exhaustion of discovering the year has already come to an end!

So what is it about the new year that makes us more determined? Is it really a new beginning or another opportunity to do things differently? For many, it really is a new chapter- whether it be a new job, a house move, or getting married. They are all milestones for people to look forward to in the coming year. For some, the previous year has been so overwhelming, it is time to put it behind them and move onto different ventures.

12 months, 365 days, 52 weeks… comes with a range of different adventures, roller coaster of emotions and bi-polar weather conditions…that is, if you live in Scotland! Before you know, the year has come to and end and in the blink of an eye, you experienced so much in such a short space of time. As I said in a very recent post, let us all reflect on what we experienced and be thankful of another opportunity to set ourselves some more targets. Regardless of having successfully met your goals for the year, go ahead and set them anyways. Trust me, you will be surprised how much you can achieve by putting your heart and soul into them. It just takes a little confidence and self-belief to achieve what you wish to achieve.

Life is a gift and we must do something everyday to realize this.

Shaista Ali