So here it is December 31st…..the last day of 2016.
How was it for you? For me it had it’s ups and downs, and yes that is me being facetious….. the ups were fantastic, memorable and through it all I have come out the other side with some new lifelong friends, lessons learned and a new vision and understanding of ‘me’.
The downs ? Oh they were memorable too, but for all the wrong reasons. Unfortunately we have to take the good with the bad, it’s called life.
So how many of you set NY resolutions this time last year? How many of you have completed them? How many of you can’t even remember what they were? I know they’re made with good intentions, most revolve around health, diet and travel. I on the other hand do not make resolutions, heck why put added pressure on myself? I mean, sometimes I can’t even make it out of bed so who would I be trying to kid by setting a resolution to exercise more? Seriously, I know my limitations!
But if I was to kind of think of a resolution it would be to take the lessons of the year past and learn from them, really learn. Look to where and what could have been changed…..hindsight is a marvellous thing and not always kind….if only, I wish I’d……. we all have those moments right? Take them and turn them into your positives. I mean 8 months ago when I was feeling really, really well, if only I had remembered that my body is different these days and walking 5kms every morning when I’m feeling good is actually draining my tank and I’m gonna pay…….my biggest lesson is know my limits and pace myself. Easier said than done for someone that goes 100 miles an hour when she’s not thinking!!!!!!!
So rather than setting unrealistic goals, reflect on where you were 12 months ago, what has changed, what you have accomplished and be proud of those accomplishments no matter how small they might have been. Time goes way too fast these days, set a resolution to stop and smell the roses so to speak, just breathe, enjoy your families, your friends and be thankful for all that you have , good and bad.
Life won’t wait…….