This time of year bears an abundance of stress and pressure – empty bank accounts, back to uni, early sunsets and the daunting prospect of another whole year ahead. We’re also loaded with the fresh opportunity to try and better ourselves interpersonally, professionally, romantically, spiritually…
After the somewhat therapeutic period of non-time between Christmas and New Year, when it’s socially acceptable to not know what day it is and have your first drink before midday, January catapults us back into a reality where everyone is attempting to become a ‘better’ person.
Although it could be the kick up the arse you need, don’t pressurise yourself. A new year can be a good reason to improve certain life aspects, but the ‘year’ is also conceptual and your time ahead isn’t dictated by all of your current decisions.
By Rahel Girma