Making New Year resolutions creative & long-lasting

Now is the time of year when we all start to obsess over making some kind of yearly resolutions. But what we find is that they are easy to make but really hard to keep. What makes it so hard for us to stick to them and why do we insist on starting all over again at the beginning of a new year? The main thing to keep in mind is that your new year's resolutions should last the entire year and not just for January.

Walking in the Lakes
Keeping the right balance in both personal and work goals is the best route forward. As my health is one of my top priorities I find this time of the year is perfect for remembering to eat healthily, sleep well and go on plenty of walks. Getting out in the fresh air is amazing for my creative wellbeing. The amount of times my mind has 'reawakened' to ideas and new possibilities whilst walking is endless. Remember the old saying... 'A healthy body equals a healthy mind'.

When it comes to thinking about creative work priorities, now is a very useful time to think about your continuing aims. I don't necessarily have to start completely afresh and begin all over again with my goals. The new year is about re-evaluating current opportunities and sensing what feels right. It's also about not being afraid to discard any old ideas, unnecessary or unwanted distractions.

Beginning to forge ahead with your ideas and putting together an outline plan on achieving them is a good task for January. Getting inspiration and researching new interests is ideal to get your creative juices flowing.  Remember you don't have to do everything in one go and you have all year to achieve your goals. With drive and determination you'll last the whole year out and not fall at the first hurdle.

To quote Spock... "Live long and prosper."

Good luck!

Please take note that your art may flourish from reading this blog :)


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