It’s January which is often one of the most challenging months of the year for many people. Last year is behind us and we get this sense that we need to create goals and accomplish something! Anything! Now!
It’s easy to find ourselves thinking that we need to make resolutions to be more productive. This is the year that we will finally do x, y and z. Everyone else is doing it after all. It is a big industry.
The new year and January 1st receives an added sense of responsibility to create new goals and have a sense that we are doing something to move forward and accomplish more. But why on the first day of the new year? Why not every day???
January tends to be dark and cold, (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere,) creating a bigger challenge to actually being able to find inspiration. The new year begins with a large hangover from the previous year.
This year the hangover is even bigger for everyone than in years past as a result of the pandemic. It has changed everything and created new and/or bigger challenges for inspiration and creativity.
Hence, this issue is about inspiration and how we can find it. Inspiration is easier to follow and take advantage of than new year’s resolutions.