So far 2016 has really not gone to plan for me. The plan went array on Boxing Day (26th Jan) when I have was knocked of kilter by acute bronchitis. It has been particularly severe and my body is still struggling against it. Simply walking around the house is a challenge. On New Year’s I was in bed exhausted and things have yet to improve.
However, I am trying not to let it get me down. I am still planning to embrace the new year, once I am well enough to rejoin life to the full. Sometimes you have to just do nothing and wait for the worst to pass. I am enjoying reading again, cuddling my dog and feel very thankful for the prescribed medication that is keeping me going. I am staying focused on the notion of the new year. I am conserving my energy. I am just postponing things a bit.
I generally like to embrace New Year by establishing some goals and embracing a new vigor and motivation. But if I’m honest, January is my least favourite month. The darkness, post Christmas, seems to zap me of energy. This year I was determined to make the most of the month of January. My body had other ideas. I have no choice but to just go with it. Hey ho! I’m not giving up so this seems like a good place to start. I am keeping it simple and starting with number 4.
For some additional inspiration and ideas about the new year and resolutions check out –
Girly Geek Girl who has written an interesting post about The Great Resolution Debate. I too will be identifying some targets for myself.
Surprising Lives has written a series of useful reflective questions to help identify some positive goals and direction in her post Resolutions – Get on with living not failing. I am going to be using these questions to help me.
Thanks for the inspiration
This post is also in response to a TTT (The Topic Thingy) January prompt at Being1nsane. This month the topic is ‘To Inspire’. For more information and to the join the January challenge check it out.
What do you think of the 5 Reasons why January is perfect? Do these fit with any of your plans for January?