For many of us, 2017 was a mixed bag at best and a blasted hellscape at worst. But that’s over. Now it’s 2018 and if you’re like me, you’re blinking, bleary-eyed and hung-over into the dawn of a new year and wondering… what next?
Well, if you’re like many people, you’re thinking about your New Years resolutions. After all, what is a new year except a reason to look at the previous year and wonder how we can do better.
Now, I’m firmly on the record as being a “New Years Resolutions are awful” guy. It’s a cliche that they’re just invitations to failure and disappointment. After all, do we really need another list of reminders of things we’ve continued to fail at to nag at our souls?
But I am nothing if not an optimist and – as arbitrary as it is – the beginning of a new year is as good a time to want to make a change. But if you want to make your new year amazing, then the last thing you want to do is sabotage your resolutions before you can really begin them. So here are the 5 key steps to making this a happy – and amazing – new year and new you.