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Something new. Saturday December 31, 2016

At the end of every year there is much discussion on changes we can make for the new year, resolutions we will try to keep. The focus is on the next year.

What about this year soon to be last year?

At the start of every year many of us have great ideas about changes we will make, plans we will do, places we will go (sounds like a beloved Dr Seuss book). What often happens though is that before you can say February all those plans and ideas have been abandoned or forgotten.

What about thinking about something small, maybe one thing new you have done this year. It may be as simple as trying a new recipe, a new food, listening to a new musician, watching a movie or reading a book you normally would not read. Just something you did differently. You may have tried a new way of responding to a situation from something you read on Moodscope.

People commented on my blog "Who stole 2016" that I was thinking of the big picture and forgetting the small parts that make up the year. So I did something new by looking at personal things I have done differently or for the first time.

Someone suggested to have a 'done' list instead of or as well as a 'to do' list. I did try that for a week but I seemed to get as much satisfaction from crossing off a list than from writing a new one. I was pleased I did try something new and did not dismiss it before having a go.

I would like to hear about something new you tried this year, big or small, easy or difficult? How did you feel about trying something different?

What did you learn about yourself this year?

Leah
A Moodscope member

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