At the top of the hill the view is amazing, the fireworks, the toasts, the celebration, ‘Happy New Year’ we all shout, with our hands in the air. At the top I think I can achieve great things in the coming year. Be my best. Get fit, eat perfectly, lose weight & never feel sad. I can be super woman! Yipeeeee
But then comes the fall. I race down the other side of the dipper at a surprising speed. By mid New Year’s day I’m realising I was wrong! What was I thinking? That is not realistic!
Maybe this year should be my year of RELAXATION. A year where I finally learn how to slow down. I have so much to be grateful for & appreciate. Perhaps it’s more about enjoying things, all the great food rather than restricting it. Taking walks, swims & bike rides because I enjoy them. What if I’m exactly where I need to be & exactly who I’m meant to be. I want to do things because they give happiness & peace, but also learn to find joy in the simple ordinary things. Like a day at home.
I often have this overwhelming urge to achieve something, do more and be better. It’s tiring & it breeds depression & dissatisfaction. It’s also not helpful to those around me.
I am who I am.
Today is another day. Don’t let it overwhelm you like it did me. New years can be a challenging time.
Let me finish by putting a tune in your head, one that came to me while I was writing this post: “I can see clearly now” originally by Jimmy Cliff
“I can see clearly now, the rain is gone,
I can see all the obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day.”