Welcome to 2018. A time for reflection again. For those of us who have already made amends to continue in the New Year and for those of us who haven’t quite managed to start, to try to give things a go.
Although the New Year can bring challenges, it can also bring positivity where we didn’t think we could be positive. It’s a new start, one day into the New Year and it needs a different approach from us. It’s a time for us to reflect on the previous year to see where we can make the relevant changes and begin to make those.
There’s little point waking up on the first day of a New Year and keeping things the same, if those things didn’t work. Although it’s hard, it’s important we use this time to carve out our lives in the New Year, in the way we want our lives to go.
My mum (and I go back to this) used to say, ‘you’re a long-time dead’ and that’s right. It’s important we make our life as we intend it to be, so that when it’s our time, we’ve done what we set out to do and so that we live without regret.
Make your life about you in 2018. That doesn’t mean selfishly think about yourself and no one else. It means thinking about what’s being asked of you and decide whether what’s being asked is right for you. If it’s not say No. It’s your life.
In my formative years, I spent too many years doing what was right by others and failed to look at and think about my own needs. Take control back from those who continue to take advantage; from those who should know better, but choose to play things their way.
Make 2018 your year. It’s another year up for grabs, for you to make your own mark.