It’s at this time of year when people think about new beginnings. With the new year just around the corner, there’s a certain neatness to sitting back and reviewing what has been achieved over the last twelve months and making plans about what to do over the coming year.
But while the first day of the first month of a new year has a freshness to it, it’s not the only time of year for new beginnings.
New beginnings are all about making a decision … a decision to do something positive, constructive or new. That’s the important point about a new beginning. Making the decision. Any new day can become a new start, or the start of a new regime.
So, if you feel under pressure to come up with some New Year resolutions (particularly writing related ones) and nothing comes to mind (or rather, nothing that fires you up with enthusiasm) then don’t force yourself to come up with a resolution or two. If they’re not really what you want to do then you will fail, because your heart isn’t in them. Take time to think about what you want to achieve.
And if that means your new beginning doesn’t start until 5th January then that’s okay. The important point is that you’ve found the new beginning that’s right for you. It doesn’t matter if your new beginning starts on a neat date, like 1st January, or any other date, such as 5th January or even the 29th December. What’s more important is that you’ve made the decision. The right decision. The date isn't really important at all.
Happy New Year.
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