Yesterday I woke up to a New Year and I’m not looking back at all the negatives. Looking back just allows us to pick fault with issues or circumstances we could have improved on or even changed and that’s not helpful.
I’ve never bought into the idea of resolutions; I tend to concentrate on myself; making myself better than I was the year before. I believe that when we concentrate on making ourselves better, we’re more likely to be happier with how we see ourselves. It also means that if we go on to make any New Year resolutions, we’re more likely to stick with them, because we’re happier.
For me, a New Year isn’t about notching up things from the past year we could or should have changed, but should be about moving forward and accepting that we can’t change what’s past, but can always continue to make ourselves better so that we make a difference in our own lives.
What’s done is done, there’s no point in dwelling or looking back on what’s done. All looking back does is make us more miserable as we notch up another set of issues we cannot change.