Three little words

The Christmas and New Year holidays is a time to reflect and for many to set some intentions for the coming year. For many years I have avoided making any resolutions because they are almost instantly forgotten. Instead, I try to focus on what I want to achieve during the coming months. But before that is a moment to look back on 2021 to see the highs and lows.

I took the opportunity of joining an online group to reset and prepare for 2022. The focus is on reflecting, seeing the positive, releasing the negative aspects and then setting an intent for the next 12 months. There are daily tasks to do which help to focus your thinking over 12 days. After what has been a difficult December with the Omicron variant, threats of lockdowns, and another Christmas that is less than normal, turning my thoughts to the positive is welcome.

There are always good and bad things that happen in every year, that is just life. What matters is that we move on from those dark days, build our resilience and find ways to learn and grow even when faced with the worst. This is not something that I find easy. I, like many, will focus on the negativity and potentially see everything through the lens of failure and disappointment. Changing your mindset takes time and a lot of hard work.

This year has marked my 50 years on the earth. It is the first full calendar year of my business. It was my Mum and Dad’s 55th wedding anniversary. These were all significant milestones for me. 2021 was the year that my horse had his 25th birthday, and that my rabbit came back from the brink thanks to expert veterinary care. It was also the year new opportunities opened up for me. The moment I stepped in front of the camera to be interviewed. Where I continued to make great connections and to work with amazing people. A year where I was busy throughout and had started to believe in my business.

Throughout the past 12 months there have been so many people that have helped me along the way. A huge amount of support to lift me in the difficult moments and to celebrate successes. It is easy to fail to see this in a busy, fast moving life.

So the challenge today was to try and positively sum up 2021 in just three words. It isn’t as easy to do as you might think. After lots of reflection I came up with – opportunity, love and confidence. Those are the things that I need to take from 2021. I would ask you to try to do the same, but make sure that you keep it positive.

Happy New Year and wishing you all a healthy and prosperous 2022.

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