What a relief - Chinese New Year is coming and we don't have to put up with the pressure of making resolutions like we had to last month. Instead, we can focus on guilt-free celebrating without the need for ongoing follow-up and broken promises. There is also no pressure to find the best party or place to go as you take out of Chinese New Year what you want. Even though some of us will have to visit an endless array of relatives, this is made all the more fruitful by receiving lucky lai see packets. This is fantastic as, not only are you given money for free, but it's got the added value of being lucky. Also, all the exams are done with for a while so there is no need to sit and do work on your days off, although feel free if you want to use the time to catch up. When I ask people what makes Chinese New Year special to them, they usually say it's the mysticism it creates. More than ever, you are compelled to wonder what kind of fortunes and good luck you can expect in the following year and this creates a sensation of good vibes in the air. All the shops, buildings and public places are rich with celebrations and decorations and it's a helpful reminder to feel positive and happy about things. With everyone focusing on being lucky, we treat each other better and believe that if we are good to others we will reap great rewards in the year. Maybe this gets lost in the months following or maybe it is just more visible because we are all experiencing it. But either way, this is the perfect time to make a commitment to use the break as an opportunity to celebrate our good fortunes and anticipate the ones which may be ahead. Use the time to work out what really makes you feel lucky, and what you want most from the upcoming year. At least if we are all anticipating something good happening, we will stay happier longer and make sure others are happy as well. David Simpson is an experienced youth counsellor and a regular SYP columnist.