Starting anew

Belated Happy New Year! This blog has been going on for some time now but this is the first post about a new year. Did you stay up on new year’s eve to ring in the changes? If you did then quite possibly your new year’s eve might have been spent playing board games in the evening with other members of your family. Maybe even the monopoly board has had a bit of an airing, instead of being holed up in the loft. If you were out and about, you might have attended a public event with singing, magic shows and other performances by well-known celebrities while every so often in between acts the compere might remind you of how many hours and minutes there would be left before the clock struck midnight. Does that all sound familiar?

One of the things that people like to do in the new year is to make new year resolutions. Has that ever happened to you before? For many of us, the new year is a chance to wipe the slate clean, to start afresh and to forget the mistakes of the past year. We all make mistakes in our lives and starting afresh is a good chance to look positively towards the future instead of being haunted or affected by the things you did wrong in the past and letting them adversely affect us.

A new year is also a good time to try something new. Learning to repair windows. Or perhaps improve your culinary skills. Take up a sport. Learn a musical instrument. There are so many things you can do, taking the opportunity of a new year to encourage yourself. Like the Piano Teachers Muswell Hill website suggests, take ten or fifteen minutes a day to pick up a new skill. You may find that after a year, this time next year, you may have acquired a better level of mastery.

Why not make THAT your resolution this year?