I don't really know why I am writing this New Year Ramble...probably because I am about to self combust at the amount of clichés stuck around my facebook and twitter feeds. Am I the only one that finds it excruciatingly cringy? I mean to be honest, New Year is great... I love that it feels fresh and clean and that you are ready for anything, but there are a few things that I just believe demonstrates a bad attitude of the human race.
Do we really need New Year's resolutions?
I was up late last night thinking about this, and about how the run up to the New Year is where people basically pick out all of the faults that they have with themselves, and list all of the things they want to change in the New Year. Inevitably, a lot of the time we only care about these resolutions for a couple of weeks into January and then really do not give a stuff until after Christmas again. But why should we be so negative? Why should New Year be about picking out our faults to improve on for the next year? Can we not just be happy with the way we are doing things now?
Another thing I thought about is something that I have actually spoke about on my blog before, here. It is about how if there is something that we want to improve on why do we wait? I feel as though if you want to start drinking more water, start today for goodness sake! Why should you have to wait until the New Year to start doing something to make you a better being? Do it now... go and get a glass of water now if you want to drink more.
Look at it more positively!
Your year was great really, unfortunately, because of the way the brain is structured we tend to remember the bad stuff more greatly. But look at the photos you have taken this year, think about all of the things you have actually done this year. It has been great this year really. Okay, so you may have fallen out with one or two friends... or perhaps something worse, and they will be more prevalent memories, but you also had an amazing time when you spent the summer at the beach, or found that amazing handbag in the sale last January. Don't forget the good stuff.
Time flies when you are having fun!
It is one of those things that we have always been told since we were small... that time flies when we are having fun. Henceforth, the reason 2014 really has flown by is because you had an awesome time. You went on some brilliant adventures, you tried sushi for the first time *okay... I didn't, but we don't talk about that!*, and you even faced a fear of yours that you have been hiding away from for years, and you even poured a bucket of ice over yourself, as a selfless act for charity. 2014 wasn't terrible, 2014 was a journey. We learnt from our mistakes, but we also grew from our experiences. Of course 2015 may be greater, and we may decide to put in more to get out more in the New Year. But do not forget the brilliant fun you had this year.
Have a good one! Here's to 2015!