Editor’s Perspective: Metropol 31st Jan


“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you”
Oprah Winfrey

Melinda Collins
Melinda Collins

There’s something addictive about success. Whether it’s kicking bad habits, forming better ones or setting our lives on the paths we aspire to.

However, we’ve talked to some highly motivated women recently who don’t set New Year’s resolutions – including Chelsea Winter in our last issue and Karen Walker in the pages ahead – which has seen me reflecting on resolutions and what they seek to accomplish.

As Physiotherapist and Pilates therapist Cath Julius points out on page 39, humans are emotional beings and goals that focus on what we want to achieve rather than how we want to feel is what lets us down in the resolution stakes.

So focus on the feelings that will result from the actions. If being able to run that 5km is going to bring you soul-fulfilling contentment; if it’s going to make you feel strong, confident and healthy and those are the feelings you seek, then I say make all the resolutions in the world.

Whether you choose to set resolutions or not, I say do whatever it is that makes you happy. Step into this New Year without baggage from the last. If it feeds your soul, do it. If it makes you want to get out of bed in the morning with a smile, carry on.

So rather than focusing on resolutions, why not use the New Year to take stock of where you are and what you want out of life? Importantly, do whatever it is that makes you feel good. Life’s too short for anything else.