Despite a number of great things happening last year, I found myself feeling increasingly down and generally negative about things. I would only see the bad in a situation, would compare myself to others and only see what they had that I didn't, all of which left me feeling slightly bitter and, more often than not, sad.
That's not who I want to be.
After mulling it over for a couple of weeks and seeing if it 'fit', I've decided to adopt 'positive' as my word of 2016. For 2015, my word was 'focus' and I feel like, for the majority of the year, I achieved what I wanted by staying focused. I'm hoping I can be successful with positive for 2016.
I want to count my blessing daily, because I am hugely blessed - I plan to write my daily blessings in a notebook at the end of each day.
I want to find the positives in any and every situation - like last night when we had a flat tyre; I didn't focus on the fact one was flat, I focused on the fact that three weren't, that we had a spare tyre, and that we can afford to replace said flat tyre, which Hubs sorted this morning.
I want to generally feel like a happier, more positive person - at the end of 2014, I took part in the 100 Happy Days challenge and by Day 100, I did feel happier about life. Focusing on the positive things, the things that make me smile and laugh, as well as the things that make me happy that I usually take for granted on a daily basis, did make me feel happier, but I seem to have lost the ability to find the pleasure in the small, daily occurrences.
So, for 2016, I'm putting the past behind me and focusing on being positive and a 'glass half full' kinda gal!