Happy New Year everyone!
Despite the festivities that generally accompany the start of a New Year, I personally tend to find it quite a depressing time of year. It signifies yet another year gone by, and often there’s that feeling of ‘how the hell is it that time of year again?’ and ‘where has all that time gone?’
It also doesn’t help that January itself can be a somewhat grim month, with the cold, wintery weather not even being offset by the excitement of Christmas on the horizon.
However, there are also a lot of positives to starting a New Year, as in a sense you can wipe the slate clean and begin again, and that’s very refreshing.
So here are five things to look forward to at New Year:
- A fresh start!
New Year’s resolutions are such a strong tradition for a reason: what better time to start again and try and achieve your goals than with one year behind you and another stretched out ahead? It can be a very freeing feeling to have a chance to start over, and the New Year is a great time to review your life, decide what needs to change and do it.
- Looking forward!
Whether you have some big life event coming up in 2017, like your wedding, the birth of your child or your graduation, or even a smaller event like a holiday, there are so many things to look forward to at the start of the year! When the weather is cold, and you’re still feeling the after-effects of Christmas on your purse, it can really help to think of the year ahead, and try and concentrate on the things you’re really looking forward to.
- A new diary!
So this one isn’t quite as deep as the first two, but if new stationary is what it takes to get you excited about the New Year then who cares (it sure works for me!). Plus there is something satisfying about getting a brand new diary and being able to start filling out all those things you plan to do in the New Year!
- Sales, sales and more sales!
What better way to fight those January blues than with a few bargains? January is a great time for sales, which is great seen as it coincides with that time of year where we all need a little treat just to cheer ourselves up!
- Getting excited about books (or films! Or games! Or whatever you’re into!)
Yes, this one is bookworm specific, and we get excited about books all year round, but the other day when I was reviewing my ‘best reads of 2016’ it got me pretty excited for all the books I plan to read in 2017. Not to mentions some exciting new releases that I’m looking forward to, mainly A Court of Wings and Ruin in May, and hopefully the third Stormlight Archive book in November!
So what are you looking forward to in 2017? What do you love (or hate!) about New Year?