New Year, New You!
So, you’ve eaten all the mice pies, drunk all the wine and your re-cycling looks like a small mountain range. You’re also probably still fighting your way through the leftover turkey!
And then it’s that strange time of year in between. Suddenly the festivities are over, the family have all left, and you’re onto thinking about New Year’s Eve. A whole new celebration all together, and one that’s massive the World over. A sparkling frenzy of excitement that starts on a little island called Krimitati (aptly named Christmas Island!) in the Pacific.
Traditionally New Year’s Eve is all about champagne, fireworks and frivolity. Ding dong and bring in the New Year, but what we all find too is it’s also a time for reflection… What did 2018 give us and, more to the point, what’s in store for 2019?
Whether you want to exercise more, eat better, drink less, whatever your list contains it’s often ultimately the cause of stress, and way too much pressure. Certainly way more than it needs to be. So we’re here to take some of that pressure off!
Unlike Christmas where we fully embrace the idea of planning, overthinking what you want to achieve next year and, even worse, making a long list of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ where you’re going to struggle get beyond number 5, is not the way to go.
Much better is to focus on the achievable. Too long-a-list and it’s just way too daunting. Why not be a bit more realistic and gentler on yourself? That’s not to say don’t have goals, but maybe instead of climbing Krakatoa, why not start with Ben Nevis?
If your list contains anything diet or exercise based, there’s some great tips here on Women’s Health as examples of how to turn big goals into easy good-for-you ones. It really is the way to go. As soon as you’ve achieved even one of them, you’ll feel fantastic, and super proud of yourself!
Spiritually, 2019 looks like it’s going to be fully there to support us too, which is great. Sparkle on! According to numerology, 2019 has the Universal Number 3, which is all about joy, creativity and expression! (More on that one next time.)
Also watch out for next month’s next birthstone colour. We’re talking the fiery energising red!
For now, have the best time on New Year’s Eve, whatever you’re up to. Sparkle brightly and welcome in 2019 with open arms.
Happy New Year from all us Disco Bead Fairies.