Awaiting a New Year. Inter-Holidays.

View from Hohe Wand in Winter.

After weeks of preparation and gift-shopping marathons the Christmas Holidays are finally over and some of us are sitting at the office again. Still, there is a certain kind of spirit during these days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Even in the office it is quiet and peaceful. I don’t mind going to work between holidays. Most of the people are enjoying their free days and therefore are in a peaceful mood too, which makes working kind of joyful……Ok, I would rather be at home (or in the mountains) too, but this time of the year has its upside and if you are bound to be at the office you have to focus on the advantages.

So, how was Christmas? Besides our every-year-the-same-marathon from my man’s family to mine (all divorced!), we had a very nice Christmas and celebrated our family-reunion until 4 a.m. in the morning (lots and lots of beer and food involved). 😉 It is safe to say, Christmas has been a success.

Now we are looking forward to the beginning of a new year and many of us are possibly thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. As every year, I have none. I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I prefer doing mine all over the year. If I have the feeling, something isn’t working for me, I try to make it better as soon as possible. As we all know, changes need their time and you aren’t done with them in one run. They often require many attempts to succeed. More so, I think we should constantly work on our lives and life balance and not only when a year is going to end.

But there is something about those days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve that makes you think. Some kind of spirit of altruism and the desire to help or become a better person. If there is one resolution that makes sense for me, it is this. Becoming a better person and help other people is something we should all want to work on. At any time of the year, not only at the end of it. But it seems that is what humans do: react only when there is the need to do so or when it is nearly too late. Sadly, most people only feel the need to lose bad habits for good when nothing else has worked until then. In my opinion that’s a waste of precious life time. If we only feel the need to change when there is no other way out, the journey to his point most likely has already been a struggle and therefore has been wasted time we should rather have spent with working on our problems.

So, this is me making an appeal: If you want to become a better person and live a joyful life then go for it at once! Don’t wait until it is too late.

With this in mind, I wish you all a very happy and healthy New Year!

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