It is that time of year again. People are getting festive, Christmas cheer is creeping in, people (myself included) are running around trying to get ready for the festive season. Isn’t it all exciting?
However, you’ll also know that it is that time of year when you log into Facebook or Twitter and see people gearing up for the change of their lives. Indeed, you’ll log in and see people tweeting or writing statuses about the New Year, and what resolutions they have got planned. ‘New Year, New Start’ is the normal one. Another one that I saw recently was: ‘I can’t wait for 2014, I’m going to sort myself out and start again’… need I quote any further?
However, while I recognise that New Year’s resolutions are quite worthwhile and people really strive to achieve them – and to them, congratulations – why wait until the New Year to start working towards such aims? Why would you wait until after the New Year to make a fresh start if you think that you need to ‘sort yourself out and start again’ that badly?
Change is for life, not just for New Year. What if you suddenly arrive at an epiphany half way through 2014 and you realise that things need to change again? Are you going to wait right the way up until 2015, just so you can say, ‘New Year, New Start’ all over again? You don’t have to wait for change and it doesn’t always have to be clichéd.
Why wait until the New Year? What is the worst that could happen?