Don’t be fooled by a New Year

The Boogey-monster of 2020 has gone! Except it hasn’t. It’s a nice sentiment to tell a year to fuck off, but nothing magical happened at midnight. You are still the same you, with the same habits, and we are still in a raging pandemic. It's only by the Gregorian calendar that this is a “New Year” - an abstract concept that we have applied meaning to. Some use this opportunity to start anew, but it’s important to remember that you can begin anew at any time. All you have to do is make the decision.

When we give up a new habit, it’s easy to wait for the next year to try again. So don’t let a calendar and a pretty fireworks display determine when you make a change. Spare a thought for health care workers who are in the eye of the storm. The only thing that changed for them last night was the hands on a clock.