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Anatomy of a #HappyYouYear: Spring

We went off on one earlier in the week about how we kind of resent New Years resolutions and are choosing instead to make 2016 a Happy You Year. Of course, it’s very easy to spout inspirational pep talks like that, but it’s hard to imagine what a Happy You Year might really look like. Well, not any more, folks. Community Manager Nicola is here, and today she is imagining how a Happy You Spring might go:


It’s a new year! Fun times. Of course, I spent the last month of 2015 ignoring any and all food unless it was some form of cheese plate or alcohol, and the most exercise I got was picking up the remote control to switch to the next episode of And Then There Were None. I resent the January influx of emails telling me that I’m not good enough as I am and that I need to diet, workout, or whatever else; but I am starting to feel as though I actually do need to do those things. I’m not aiming to become a body builder or anything, but I could do with moving around a little bit for a few weeks. Maybe I’ll even occasionally eat, like, a carrot or something before my blood turns to paté.

So, I want to get a bit fitter. That’s one thing. I’m also working on my own little side projects in January and February. They’re very exciting, but they’re basically eating all of my spare time and causing an inordinate amount of stress. I’m not sleeping that well (unless it’s on the tube and I later get woken up by the concerned litter pickers who work at the very end of the Jubilee Line) and I’d really like it if that stopped soon. What I could really do with is a chance to take some time for myself and chill out. If I’m left to my own devices at home I just won’t bother, so I need someone to make me. I’m going to take advantage of a few meditation and yoga classes over the next couple of months, and try to remember to breathe.

The third thing I’m looking for this Spring, which is in no way related to the huge amount of great-but-not-very-intellectual TV I watched in December, is a bit of culture. I want to get out of the house occasionally and take in a show, or a gig. I’m not on such a huge culture drive that I want to be out every night, though. I just want to get out and see enough that I feel smug whenever I’m talking to my friends. I am that kind of person.

Since Nicola probably won’t want to stick to the same things all year, we’ll be covering a different season each week of January, so check back next week to find out how she thinks Summer might go. And if you fancy making the most of your time and having your own #HappyYouYear don’t forget to visit and browse all of the things you could be trying!

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