New Year, New You?

I love this part of the year- I think the majority of people start to reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by, lament the speed at which it has passed and then start to plan for a bigger and better year the next.

I usually have a whole long list of “resolutions” none of which I ever truly manage to keep and which, as a result, then get churned out again the following year. In fact, I’ve pretty much had the same resolutions every year for at least a decade! I’m sure I am not alone on this – on the one hand this might suggest a distinct lack of willpower, but on the other it shows a determination to keep trying. Even if we didn’t manage it one year, doesn’t mean we won’t manage it the next!


This year, however, I feel a little differently. I have to admit that I will still have the same old resolutions bubbling away under the surface, but I think I have accepted that these will happen in their own time. Of course things don’t happen unless you make them but I think the nature of life is that from one year to the next we have different priorities and as such things do tend to happen in their own time- when they are significant enough to take centre stage I think they tend to happen with ease.

2012 has been a year of significant change for me on many levels. Writing this blog for instance has helped me a great deal to order my thoughts and has allowed me to delve a little deeper into some “green” issues that had been on my mind for a while, a consequence of which has been major changes to my lifestyle and to that of my family. In addition, my delving deeper into both physical Yoga and the science of Yoga has brought me more in touch with my inner realms and this has been an exciting journey thus far and even more exciting to be continuing. For 2013 I am simply wishing for more of the same…

I hope that you all manage to find some quiet time for reflection over the highs, lows and key events of 2012 and to set goals for 2013. It doesn’t matter if ultimately you don’t reach every goal but it’s nice to have something to aim for, whatever it is, even if it is simply to be more patient with your children or to be kinder to yourself.

Something I came across this week that might be nice to do for 2013 is to keep a memory jar:

Memory jar

It is kind of like the busy person’s journal (keeping a journal is also a great idea of course!) and is a lovely idea for you to do either alone or with your family. Something you can delve into at the end of the year or maybe even when you’re having a bad day- memories of happier times/feelings will always uplift you!

In any case, with the New Year dawning I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have “happened” across my blog in 2012. I have really enjoyed sharing my thoughts and my journey with you and interacting with many of you too. So many beautiful people out there on similar journeys from all corners of the globe!!

Wishing you all much health, love, peace and happiness in 2013!!

4 thoughts on “New Year, New You?

  1. Hello there,
    Love this post, and especially the idea of the good memories jar, what a wonderful idea !
    I also want more of the same for 2013, for 2012 has been a year of change, renewal and overall happiness, in spite of a few ups and downs.
    Wishing you and your lovely family much joy in 2013

  2. Hi Greenermum –
    I’m really enjoying your blog.
    I also love the idea of a good memories jar – and i have just the jar for it – good and big, with a wide top – have a good memory to note right away…
    Hope your jar gets full to bursting this year!

    1. Thanks Emma! My daughter and I popped a few notes into our jar already although I think we need to customise it to make it look like a happier jar. I hope yours gets full too. Thanks for stopping by- had a quick peek at your blog – look forward to exploring it more- lots of crossovers of interests we have :-) plus I’m an Emma too xx

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