We are now safely into 2023, the decorations have been taken down and stored away, and our thoughts have turned from mince pies and Christmas carols to resolutions and hopes and dreams for the new year.
The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions has religious origins, promises were made to Gods to repay debts and to return borrowed goods. Over the years these resolutions have become more personal, more about creating a healthier or more prosperous life for oneself or one’s family.
The new year offers a fresh start, the first page in a new chapter, a chance to draw a line under the past and start again. We have had fun discussing resolutions, we won’t be looking for new jobs or taking up running, we are not looking to give up vices or change our behaviours, we shall be continuing to enjoy our hobbies and learn new ones, we will take part in the regular activities and exercises on offer, we will spend time outdoors and make the most of everything our home and community have to offer and we will not be giving up our afternoon cake and trips to the pub.
Whatever you have resolved to change in 2023 we wish you every success with it, and if you have already given up, don’t be too hard on yourself, there’s always next year.