Approaching 2014

A new year, a new start, a new you!  A clean slate is ahead of us giving us a chance to make right what we did wrong, learn from the past year or to simply just be a better you.


This time of year when the big build up to Christmas has come and gone it gives us all a chance to sit back and think about the last 12 months and what this year has brought. Asking the question, what would I do differently? Or patting ourselves on the back for our achievements, overcoming problems, taking steps in the right direction and becoming a stronger person.

I am a believer of the saying ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ because as simple as it sounds this is the fact of life. You can be faced with certain situations where you really don’t know how you’re going to get through it, but before you know, you’ve come through the other side stronger than before, more determined and of course happier.

That’s the ultimate goal in life after all…happiness. Its what we all strive for, it’s why we work hard for the things we want, its why we party hard with our friends and it’s why we search for that certain someone to share our life with.

The end of a year brings opportunity, hope and motivation to all. Even if we don’t openly discuss them out loud, everyone will start the new year with hope and new goals to achieve. On New Years Eve we don’t watch the clock tick to celebrate the end of a great year, we celebrate the start of a brand new one with no idea of what’s around the corner.

So this proposes the question, what goals do you have for 2014?

Where some might be to lose weight, become fitter, stop smoking, drink less, start a family, save money, buy a house/car etc.  Others might be, personal issues to overcome, insecurities, anxieties, worries and heartache.

Whatever yours might be, the start of a new year is the opportunity to do it! Even if you give up after the first month, the decision to set it as a goal is a step in the right direction.

What I like to do is make a little wish list (a realistic one) with what you wish to achieve in the next 12 months, your hopes and aspirations for 2014 and put it somewhere safe (behind a picture frame is a good little hiding spot) In twelve months time when you’re preparing yourself for 2015 – you can read back and see how far you’ve come, were you successful or were you being too optimistic? It’s a nice little way to capture how you were feeling and what you valued and felt strongly for at that time against where you are now.

My closing thought for you all today is that I wish you all a happy and healthy year, hoping that you will spend it with the ones you love and reach the aims and goals you set for yourselves. Oh and lastly laugh so hard you cry a little

All the best,



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