I always think January 1st is the worst time to make resolutions, this is the time when we should be slowing down. Plenty of time in Spring to make plans.

Maybe 2024 is the year we should be kind. Rather than focus on all the things we will achieve as a sign of success, what if our markers of success were things such as:

  • How well you slept at night?
  • How many books you read?
  • How easily you laughed?
  • How much time you spent with the people you love
  • How much at peace you are.


It’s a couple of years since I was on LBC talking about making the new year one that is meaning and positive. A far better subject than new year resolutions.

I remember it well; it was the first time I was introduced as Dr Taylor

You can listen to the radio show via this link

Here are my suggestions


What I suggest we all do is first to look back on the year gone and remember the positives, what you gained from the year. Remember, too, that you are no longer the same person who started 2023

We are also still living with the aftermath of covid, and changes from then may still be affecting you now.

I know that I spend much more time in nature than I did pre-covid. Well, I did buy a wood!


Chose to make it positive. Think about the actions you can take. To help you can think about what you want to be; what will make you happy.

Think about what gives you meaning

  • Is it contribution?
  • Is it service?
  • Is it love?

Think about your nonwork life, what you could do more of – your hobbies and interests

  • Photography
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Reading …

You may like to think about your work

Whilst for some it may be to get a new job, it doesn’t have to be big things. Think about the small things you enjoy and how you can undertake Random Acts of Kindness

Imagine it is the end of 2024

  • Who do you want to be?
  • How do you want to feel?
  • What do you want to become?
  • What impact do you want to have had?


2 years ago, I wrote

Now I’m Dr Taylor, my intention is to spend more time doing nature-based work with clients, and more time allowing myself just to be in the wood alone, I loved being on my hammock in the wood last year.


Have you set an intention? I’d love to know do share below.

Published On: January 1st, 2024 / Categories: Inspiration /