Bugger the resolutions – just think more, do more

Look, don’t make resolutions. Instead think deeply about your life and what matters to you, what you need to keep and what needs to go. 2012 is shaping as a big year – London Olympics, Dickens Anniversary, Lizzie’s Diamond Jubilee, 100 years since the Titanic sank. So what will make it big for you?

Greenwich – site for the Olympic equestrian events for 2012

Think about you – what is good about you, what can be better. Do it. Don’t waste time dieting or feeling guilty – do positive things that will make a positive difference to how you feel about you. Think about health and well being. Keep the things that enhance your life, get rid of the rest. Mm, possibly some people…

Think about others – those who really matter to you – family, friends, loved ones. Let them know you care, that they mean the world to you. Be more thoughtful, more aware of their needs. Just be kind and nice to them – you’ll feel better and they’ll feel wonderful. Sometimes all you have to do is make a cup of coffee or take five extra minutes to listen, or give some flowers …

Flowers – for anyone you love, anytime

Think about the world – what can you do to make it better? Probably not a great deal in the vast scheme of things but in the small things that you do you can help. Continue to recycle, be aware of how much paper you use, watch your water useage, be aware of the power you consume. Be nice to others – give up your seat on the train, let the other car in, don’t honk your horn, say thank you to the bus-driver, the Evening Standard lady at London Bridge. And most of all teach your kids to be responsible human beings with good manners.

Think about why you’re here. Think about your purpose, your point in being. And make a difference – be a better you, a more aware and thoughtful you. Get involved in the world, make a part of it better – even a small part is better than none and is more achievable and less depressing than tackling the Euro-zone crisis.

Don’t be consumed by the negativity out there, and there will be bucket loads of it this year. Be a force for good, bring some joy into the part of the world you live in. Be a better person because you want to be, not because you think you should be. Then you’ll be happier and the world will be a better place. Trust me, would I lie to you?

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