It used to be fashionable to start the year with a few resolutions.
Recently, the trend has been to dismiss the concept as unsustainable.
We are all certainly listening to the sound of a metaphoric starter pistol this morning and setting out on the marathon of another year of work.
Pace not race.
Yesterday I commented in my personal blog on the anxieties of the last Sunday of the holiday and, judging from my Facebook news feed this morning, many others shared with me a troubled sleep last night as they contemplated their return to routine.
To quote a certain famous survival expert, “the pain doesn’t last forever”.
By the end of today I predict that we will all be back in the zone.
Whether that’s a good or a bad place is entirely your own choice.
If you really are dreading going back to work THAT much – listen to yourself.
No lifestyle, no need to keep up with the Jones’s, no maintenance of status, ego, power or position is worth it – if you aren’t passionate about what you do, when you do it and with whom.
If you are passionate then today will be a bit creaky as your body, mind and spirit warm up.
By tomorrow you will be running again.
Enjoy the pace.
Only 356 shopping days left until Christmas.