2012! Time to make New Year resolutions,
time to change.......blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!
Every New year we are bombarded with images, adverts and the like with messages of making a change. TV adverts have a myriad of activities, designed to get us, fit; into shape; healthy!
Now I'm not adverse to change, how could I be...I'm a therapist, assisting change is a significant part of what I do. However, change which is force fed and designed as a money making venture doesn't sit well with me. A person who wants to give up smoking will do this when they are ready, not just because it's a new year.
Therefore, I won't be saying to you all:
"You must have counselling because we have started a New Year and you need to sort your life out".
However, what I have noticed recently, indicates that some of you are looking and searching for something! Therefore, this blog, will focus on my observation...something I've been paying attention to throughout December.
I'm fortunate, because my website provides me with daily reports about how many of you visit my site and what pages are being read. My blogs appear to be pretty popular and throughout December 2011, one particular blog has been extremely popular. In October 2011, I wrote a blog entitled "To Live" (if you click on this link you can have a little read) and it appears that it has been really popular throughout December and into this New Year.
Having the investigative mind that I have...I wonder and question, why that blog would conjure up so much interest. Could it be as simple as we think? Are some of us finding it difficult to live and exist? Maybe, but more importantly why?
Now I'm gonna ask you three simple questions, the same questions my therapist asked me when I was training to be a counsellor.
1. What do you spend most of your time doing?
2. What do you do in your spare time?
3. What do you spend your money on?
Ok, now the same questions, just phrased slightly differently
1. What would you like to spend your time doing?
2. What would you like to do in your spare time?
3. What would you like to spend your money on?
The answers you give to these simple questions may indicate what kind of life you are currently living.
Yeah it is 2012....however, regardless of the New year, how do you want to live.
Your comments are welcome and Happy New Year!