Bit bored of hearing about whether or not New Year resolutions are any good. A Daily Mail headline includes ‘Experts say keep them realistic and expect small changes’. Hardly hopeful, are there really experts on New Year’s Resolutions?
In a recent article I read it was suggested that perhaps we should reconsider the term ‘resolution’ as its too challenging for our over-worked minds. Perhaps using the phrase ‘New Year Intentions’ would make it easier to cope with. Really, can’t we just have a go and if it doesn’t work out then we tried, eh?
All this pandering stinks of why the UK government decided on the number 5 for ‘five a day’; to make it realistic and easier to cope with. Well that didn’t work - only 1 in 5 of us manages 5 a day (BBC poll). Maybe we should aim high and see what happens.
This ‘expect small changes’ attitude would fall flat on its face in the sporting world, can’t imagine Jessica Ennis having this train of thought - she’d never have gone for the heptathlon in fear of aiming too high.
The New Year is a great moment to think and reflect on what we may want to do better or have more of in our lives. Over-analysing whether we should make changes or predicting which date we will fail is no route to success.
As long as your goals are practical and there is a good sense of reality attached then why not have a go.
For 2017 I’m enjoying colour in the kitchen and feeling inspired about food photography and recipe and workshop creation. Here's to colourful juices and healthy nosh to kick off the New Year with foodie passion.
Above picture is beetroot and ginger quinoa, gorgeous served along side chicken or fish.