A new year has dawned, and with it an ever-increasing pressure to be “better”. Be fitter, healthier and richer. Own the latest car on the market and the most recent technology. The list goes on, and the standards by which we measure our lives get higher. It is easy to become despondent when one is bombarded by the constant pressures portrayed by the media to attain the “perfect life”. Perhaps we should start looking at things from a different angle.