Happy new year! All in all, I'm feeling very positive about 2015 (best year of my life so far?) and mildly... ambivalent about the prospect of 2016. That's a better stance than my usual doom-and-gloom outlook of recent years. I'm prepared to admit 2016 could go either way, but I can't shake off that early-January fugginess and discontent. I'm not even feeling the vibe of everybody's positive changes (or intentions) like I usually do, something that always spurs me on. I went low-key with my own resolutions this year (1 - set the table properly for dinner each night, 2 - really try to start eating fish) and am failing in both so far. Well, I did MAKE healthy salmon burgers last night, I just couldn't bring myself to eat them, or to eat anything else once my nostrils and mind were filled with fishiness. (I'm assured by the fish-eaters in my household that they were nice, so here's the recipe, should you want to try them. They were very easy to make.) Maybe I should have set my goals for the year a little higher so that a partial failure would be closer to a partial success, if you see what I mean. Failing at such half-hearted resolutions really amounts to nothing. Well, I guess it's never too late to set new goals for yourself and I do have all the usual ones in mind - eat well, be active, create, sort out my house... But mojo? I have none. I'm sure it will start to return as I wean myself off the booze and crisps that have been my diet for the last month. I think a lot of my demotivated state of mind is to do with the fact I spent 11 months of last year losing weight (with considerable difficulty) and just 1 month putting nearly all of it back on (with incredible ease). Meh! Meh, I say! (Only because the words "bah" and "humbug" are no longer seasonally appropriate.)
If you're reading this and have set yourself some challenges for the year ahead, do let me know. I need someone to inspire me to make more of an effort. Motivate me, people!