Amanda’s New Years Reflections

It’s that time of year yet again, the end of the old year where we reflect on all the things that have happened, we have achieved, celebrated, reflected on and the beginning of a whole new year.

Towards the end of last year I got thinking about this topic and started to write down for the New Year what I actually wanted to achieve and new directions I wanted to take for 2017, as in previous years I have either had mixed emotions in setting some New Year’s Resolutions and finding out that I could not stick to them or were unmanageable, or even worse I went back to bad or old habits ultimately was disappointed in myself for not sticking to them to see where the journey would have taken me.

So bearing this in mind my motto or theme for this year is New Directions and Transformations. Below is a list of some of the things that I want to achieve for this year:

  1. Exercise More Frequently – I have found that over the past few years I have slackened off and have not exercised as much as I would have liked to. So far I have been taking baby steps to achieve this and for it to become a more regular occurrence within my life.
  1. Write More – To be able to spend more time over the course of the week to spend a couple of hours where I focus on writing, as I have not done it as much as I would like
  1. Travel – To be able to travel to new places and to have new experiences when I am there where ever they might take me on the journey of life.
  1. Relationships – To build on my current relationships with family and friends.

Just remember that at the end of the day, each and everyone of us is different individual and what may work for me may not work for you.  The best way is to try and work out what works for you, and to always remember to have fun and enjoyment in achieving it!!

What are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2017?



Amanda Ogden is from Sydney Australia, and has spent the past 13 years working within the welfare industry in both administration and case management assisting people with mental health issues, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries, drug & alcohol, homelessness gain employment. She also loves travelling, creating jewellery, music, friends and family.

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