New Year, New You? Oh, Stop It!


New year, new you? Most magazines, online and off, will be giving you ideas for resolutions to make you so much better in 2016. However, that kind of presupposes there was something wrong with the old you, and I’m sure there wasn’t. There’s quite enough ‘shoulding’ and ‘oughting’ about as it is where women are concerned.

That said, a new year is a marker when most of us do some kind of stocktaking so, for what it’s worth, here are my brief thoughts on the topic.

Don’t get bogged down in what you didn’t do in 2015. I’m a great fan of the theory of Appreciative Inquiry. Simply put, Appreciative Inquiry suggests that we focus on what has gone well, ponder on why it went well, and then do a bit more of that. That’s where we start with the RenewYou course. Instead of beating yourself up about all the things you didn’t do in 2015, how about congratulating yourself on all the things you did? It’s a much more productive exercise.

Focusing on negative stuff will induce negative thoughts and inevitably a negative mood. That’s no good for anyone. Instead, choose to focus on the positives of 2015, and build on that in 2016. Be wonderful.

Lang may yer lum reek!


Posted on January 4th, 2016 by

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