Now is the time most of us are setting New Year’s Resolutions. I’ve been seeing more people jogging when I take our dogs for a walk and lots of diet plans have popped up on my computer.

Well, do you know what? I’m not going to be joining them! This year’s going to be different. I know already I can’t follow a diet or stick to a gym regime, so I’ve decided on another course of action.

This year, I’m going to start a process of embracing the positive and accepting it into my life. Some people feel that they don’t deserve happiness, or happiness doesn’t happen for them, it’s only for others. Social media often gives this impression. The thing to remember is that people only put their best photos and experiences on social media. It may be that they only had one minute of perfection in one day and the rest of their day didn’t turn out well. Social media can give unrealistic views of the world, which leads people to compare themselves unfavourably to what they see on their screens. This pressure can block the ability to see and receive positivity, which is why my first action is going to be to limit my screen time this year.

Something else to bear in mind is that another effect of social media is doom scrolling (the term for mindlessly scrolling on your phone or computer even though what’s seen can be saddening, or depressing), which can affect our mental health and can make our brain focus more on negative information. By cutting down on the negative information feeding into the brain, and watching more inspirational content, creates a more positive outlook.


Do you know, the opposite of a trigger is a glimmer? Glimmers of positivity can be as small as the feeling of appreciation when you see a spider’s web with dew on it, or the knowledge that each day the sun is setting later by about 1 minute, so by January 1st it’s already setting 11 minutes later. They can be bigger, like realising you have paid off your credit card.

My second action is writing down each glimmer I come across on a sticky note and placing it in a jar. Then, whenever I need a boost, I’m planning on opening one. What do you think? I’d love to hear your views.

In conclusion, I just want to say positivity is for all of us, let’s claim it! Let’s put it out to the universe that we will recognise it and grab it with both hands!

Happy New Year to you all,

Many blessings,

Sally x


‘I am open to all positivity that flows my way’

Crystals to help with positivity:

Sunstone retains the energy of the sun to help you feel positive.

Yellow Jasper helps people who experience the winter blues.


Sally saw Angels as a child and could occasionally see and feel people who had passed over. This ability grew as she got older and she now gives readings, as well as channelling Ascended Masters. She often works with Mary Magdalene and channels information from Lord Kuthumi. She is available for readings and spiritual development sessions both online and in person (heaven2heart). 

Sally Hinchcliffe