It really is the little things that make all the difference.
Despite my initial (natural!) pessimism, I must admit I am feeling more positive this year. And oddly enough, reminding myself that I am supposed to be feeling positive seems to be the biggest factor. While driving to work, I’m choosing music that will put a smile on my face because that’s what a positive person would do. I am making sure that I take a proper break at work at least once a day to just relax and not mark, email, plan etc. because that will make me feel better for the rest of the day. I am thinking about how I would like to spend my evenings and not just vegging in front of the tv automatically (although that admittedly is still a big part of it!). Individually, they seem very minor alterations but they have genuinely made a difference.
Nothing radical I am sure you would agree. The big changes are still far too daunting and to be honest I’m not even sure what they are or where I would start. Perhaps new hobbies await (Mr M is taking me for a skiing lesson for my birthday – see future post of “living with a broken arm”) or new adventures to be had (less than a month until we’re off to Berlin).
Even if I don’t manage some of the bigger changes right now – I know that I am at least moving in the right direction and after all- we must walk before we can run.