Sunday, January 3, 2016

Fresh starts

The divisions we apply to our days, the separations that we call "months" and "years," are to some extent arbitrary. They are partly based on our relationship to the sun and moon, but the month that we call the "beginning" of the year is arbitrary.

Nevertheless, there are some psychological benefits to our practice of turning a calendar page and starting a shiny new year with a fresh clean page. If there are any patterns we've been stuck in, any useless baggage we've been clinging to, this may be a good time to make a break. It doesn't hurt to reflect on where we are and what we need, what changes we'd like to make, where we'd like to go next.

Here's to a new year, new eyes, new purpose.

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