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Theme for 2010: reinvention and reinvigoration

Each year, instead of making new year resolutions, I pick a theme for the year. That way when I get sidetracked (as often happens)

I can simply return to the theme. Also with a theme there are often many different things I can do to support it.

For 2009 my theme was simplicity and frugal living. The results here were pretty good on the whole. A big reduction in my carbon

footprint; using public transport wherever possible; and living local as much as possible.

The idea for my 2010 theme came to me while traveling home via train from a lovely dinner with @mpesce – the words reinvention and reinvigoration popped into my head.

It seems to me that this is something that needs to happen on both a personal and societal level. We need to re-imagine the way we work, we need to reclaim healthful approaches to living, we need to find sustainable ways to exist.

The next step is to consider which areas of my life will be the starting point for reinvention and reinvigoration.

6 thoughts on “Theme for 2010: reinvention and reinvigoration”

  1. Hmm. I like you idea of having a theme, Kate. It leaves the door open to respond to new possibilities as the year unfolds, rather than being slavishly bound to immovable goals.

    I look forward to sharing in your reinvented and reinvigorated 2010.

    Allt the best, Robin 🙂

  2. Great choices Kate – those two words, reinvention and reinvigoration formed a large part of my 2009 and will continue to do so in 2010.

    Two areas of my life that these words will apply to in 2010 will be business and health.

    In business I plan to “fail and fail often” and succeed through learning and growth this year (see @radertz post: )

    With my health, this is challenging for me (I’m a “live to eat” kind of guy, not an “eat to live” type) and will be applying a “reinvigorating” approach to it, firstly by making health improvement enjoyable rather than a chore (to start with)

    Watch this space 🙂

    Thanks for sharing, you’re one of the most inspiring people I know.

    Tony Hollingsworth

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