As the new year approaches, alot of us find ourselves scrambling to resolve the year about to end. Cathartic? Yes. Practical? Not so much.
Trying to work through the year and what has made or broken you is a good thing because you can learn from it and start the year afresh. That’s what we aim to do, to start the new year afresh by letting go of what did not grow you. But don’t set too much pressure on yourself to instantly let go at the stroke of midnight. We are not Cinderella who can magically transform as the clock strikes 12! Learning and growing is an ongoing process and should not be dictated by the change of calendar. Time is a man made construct that should be used as a guide in certain times, not a dictator.
Yes the new year is an opportunity for new beginnings, take advantage of your desire to embrace the need for change. But do not let it be a ruler of your growth process. And if you are happy with all that 2017 has brought, then why change what has been working for you! I found myself getting worked up as I frantically tried to close off what felt like the most physically and emotionally draining year of my life. I wanted to close off the year like you would a financial year end. But as I sit here typing as the new year almost approaches, I realise that no matter how much I want to leave 2017 behind, the striking of the clock does not mean that all that was 2017 disappears.
In the same vein as trying to enter the new year with a positive attitude, do not wait for a new year to make changes. Life is a continual learning process, so change constantly and learn continually.