If there is one thing you are planning on learning this year, please consider making it saying no.
One of my friends calls herself a prisoner of her own politeness. It is funny and cute, until one realizes how much this little name entails. And then one realizes that most of us are, in fact, prisoners to our own politeness. Stubbornness. Prior plans. Perfectionism. Peer pressure. Need to belong. Need to feel different. Stress. Laziness.
Ourselves and the world around us.
Here on my blog I talk a lot about freedom and choices, and how much it matters for us to be the agents of our own lives. Which, of course, always comes with not-very-predefined consequences too, as all magic has its own price tag (yes, even bunnies). There are many many ways to achieve this level of freedom, sometimes, but saying no opens doors that no other word is capable of.