Each year at this time I think about what's going to be improved on, changed or abandoned in how I approach my life and my work (same thing, for me). How about you?
Do you have trouble sticking to the plan? Following this week's Resolutions theme, here's an idea to keep your promises to yourself alive.
Recognising the difference between inspiration and motivation, and knowing which works best for you, will help with your New Year's resolutions.
The idea of a detox – cleansing, healing and fresh beginnings – is both practical and symbolic. It is practical because it is about changing our habits, usually in eating, drinking and exercise. It is symbolic because it responds to something deeper in us, psychological or spiritual cleansing and renewal, if you like. Walking provides physical exercise and contact with nature nourishes the spirit. Whether you call it 'detox' or not, there's no better tonic than that, and a fitting start to the year.