Happy New Year.

However you may have chosen to spend the New Years Eve, I hope that you enjoyed it and that this coming year is filled with love and gratitude.
Personally I spent it with my girlfriend and was actually in bed before the clock struck midnight in the UK, but it must have been the New Year somewhere.

Resolutions, I personally don’t make resolutions, I find it to easy to break them and then I feel disappointed within myself, I do have some goals for this year though and I will happily share them with you,

The Gym,
Due to the pandemic and the closure of gyms etc, I haven’t been able to go, not that I was an Arnold Schwarzenneger or the like, more like a sack of spuds but I was consistent in going to the gym, walking and swimming etc, nowadays I feel happy if I do 5000 steps but even that I struggle with at times, lack of motivation and reason play a big part.

I would like to do a university course on Psychology, people and their actions and motivations have fascinated me for a long time.
The mind such a complex thing and yet the brain weighs just over a bag of sugar, some idol piece of trivia.

Be more community minded.
We can find lots of reasons not to do something but only 1 reason can be enough for us to do something, I am reminded of the Kevin Costner film Field of dreams and a line from the film which was ” Build it and they will come” – I guess that is a little bit like life, if we want something to happen, a better relationship with someone then we have to work at it, accept that things don’t always run smoothly and never give up.

Be more creative and consistent.
I don’t think that I am very creative at all, even my journaling is so matter of fact, covering emotions and feelings rather than expanding on my hopes, dreams and aspirations.

I was in a meeting with my Psychologist towards the latter end of last year and I did an exercise on building a better life, many of you who have followed my blog will know that I suffer from depression and anxiety, that throughout my teenage and early adult years I was alcohol dependent, although it will be 25 years on April the 7th since I broke my dependency and I am so grateful that I had a Consultant that cared, however the 1 thing that my Psychologist said was that although there was anger and frustration there was also a lot of hope.
Hope is the anchor that I cling on too almost as much as Faith and Spirituality, it is alongside love our greatest anchor.

My hope for 2022 is that we may all find peace in this chaotic world around us, seek out the good in people and that our hopes, dreams and aspirations are fulfilled.

Published by paulguisbournehiltonalifeworthgiving

I am a 56 years old male living for the last 5 years in Pembrokeshire West Wales in the UK. I have entitled this blog along with my Facebook page as A Life worth giving because when I was growing up I was taught that the only way to get on in life was to be selfish, not even sharing sweets, books, pens or anything. I moved into adulthood with very much the same view of life and entered in my teens a life of alcohol dependency, another very selfish trait, my drinking consumed every waking moment and I saw alcohol as both my best friend and worst enemy, the only real positive was that it never let me down. Life changed for me in 1997 in the month of April when I stopped drinking and started to awaken my feelings, I found that I actually enjoyed life, enjoyed feeling although it was hard and left me feeling vulnerable yet today I am at my happiest, in a very loving relationship and life is good. A life worth giving is about my journey through life but also about being selfless and serving others willingly and with an attitude of gratitude.

One thought on “Happy New Year.

  1. Thank you for the hopes and wishes… shared in many ways, as you know 😉
    Keep believing and striving towards your goals… but please don’t be too hard on yourself when you don’t achieve them!
    Stay well, my friend ❤

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