Last year was so eventful, for one reason or another that many people I met around November and December told me they would be glad when we finally exited 2016. There was even a post on Facebook, which showed a countdown to 2017 featuring weeks, hours, minutes and seconds. This suggested to me that people really thought that the January-December period itself had some special power for good or ill.
Believe it or not, this is exactly the same kind of thought process which encourages people in their millions to declare that this is going to be the year when;
- They stub out their cigarettes for good.
- That gym membership will finally be used.
- It is finally time to quit that job which hasn’t fitted or suited for years.
We decide in our droves that January might be a good time to make all these major changes despite the fact that it’s dark and cold and we have just gone back to work and our old routines.
It’s no surprise then that, by the third week in January, many of us will have abandoned those resolutions and slumped back into discontent.
Why not make this the year when real change happens?
Make a positive start to 2017 and see the positive changes you want to make as healthy, new habits that will lead to increased motivation which will keep you going through the winter and beyond to the rest of the year.
Don’t Agonise, Orrganise