It’s the beginning of another year and that can bring mixed emotions and thoughts for many. Sometimes a new year is seen as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean of any disappointments or perceived failures of the year just passed, or sometimes it can be seen as just another rerun of every other year, where we will complete the same tasks with the same people.

Whatever way you feel about the dawning of the new year, in this month’s piece we’re going to try to explore the concept of its actual newness. Firstly, can you try to be aware of your feelings towards the new year. If you notice you are approaching the new year with dread that it will just be the same as every other year, try to remember it is a new year, filled with new moments that you have never been in before and filled with numerous possibilities.