The holidays have past. Thanksgiving is just a distant memory and Christmas which was so anticipated and planned for is done. The tree and decorations are put away, the presents that your children 'had to have' are stuffed in a toy box somewhere and to your chagrin announce they are bored. The celebration of New Year's is done and it's back to work.
Many people find that January is a bit of a let down after all the celebration and festivities of the holidays. I have to admit, I used to be one of them. Instead of looking at January as a month that you just have to get through to get to the next holiday and festivity, embrace it! A New Year is all about change and having a new beginning!
Maybe 2010 was a rough year for you. Many families across the country were unemployed and just barely making it. Maybe it was a hard year emotionally. You might have had a great year and wish you could do it all over again. Whatever the case may be, remember that the New Year brings a fresh start, a chance to make things better and accomplish anything you set you mind to.
So as you sit down and make your New Year's resolutions this year, don't just go through the motions because it's tradition. Make a resolution for YOURSELF! Challenge yourself to be free of negative thoughts or anything that will pull you down. Surround yourself with people who will uplift you and not drag you down. It's a New Year, a new beginning. What are you doing for yourself this year?