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.