As I start the first day of the new year I am reminded of my resolution for 2011; To be more positive. Not an easy thing for most people, for someone with a history of bipolar it was quite the task.
Despite numerous setbacks with my health, financial worries, and other stresses I did pretty well remaining positive for most of the year, and not a Psychotherapist in sight for a change!
2011, was a tough year in many ways, I’ve had some major health issues and there have been some tough times. But there were also some amazing things that happened:
So what about 2012? I only made one resolution last year, but I have a clearer vision of what makes me happier now so I think I can be more specific:
1. To be a better Wife, Sister, Daughter, Granddaughter, Auntie & Friend
I let some people down last year and it hurts to know I wasn’t there for them when I should have been. When I was in hospital only my Husband and one friend visited and whilst everyone else had valid and understandable reasons for not visiting it made me realise how lonely my life could be if I didn’t properly maintain these important relationships. So I will make more of an effort with the important people in my life this year.
2. To be even more charitable
The few days of volunteering last year gave me a taste for helping others, so I’m going to try and do more charity work this year. It’s good for the soul and especially now when money is tight, charities need support.
3. Lose more weight
Losing weight has been hard but has reminded me how full of life I used to be, I want to continue with this and will try and lose another 15kg this year.
4. To make the most of each day
Yes, I have health issues, so do a lot of people. I need to make the most of each day though. Make sure I do the things which make me happy and just live a positive 2012.
Happy New Year everyone I hope you all have a wonderful 2012!