New years resolutions 4 January 2012Posted by uggclogs in Happiness, Life, Philosophy.
Tags: new beginnings, new year, resolutions
I scoff at thee.
I do not believe in new years resolution, mainly because of the appalling rate of failure in sticking to them across the board. And it is not just me, oh no. Many, many of you have made new years resolutions that you will either not be able to keep or that you have no intention of keeping.
Sometimes, they even work directly against you – like one of the bloggers I follow whose new years resolution for 2011 was to write more and to upload more pictures, which subsequently gave him instantaneous writers block, and on average he blogged less in 2011 than in 2010.
Don’t get me wrong – I am all for self improvement. I think there is something noble in recognising areas in yourself that need work. We all have them. To see them, to pinpoint them and to address them is not always easy.
And there is something to be said for good intentions. And goals. And motivation.
I just don’t think 1 January is the magical day of unicorns and fairysparkles that will give you a new lease on life. If you intend to change something, do it. Just do it. Don’t set a magical date when you will start. Start now.
Want to lose weight in November? Start hitting the gym in November.
Want to read more books in the coming year? Fine, turn off the television and start reading.
Most resolutions are actually very good, and I appreciate that people want to enter a contract with themselves to improve themselves, their lives, their outlooks. So resolute away.
I just didn’t join you on 1 January.
Myself, I am continuing the journeys that I started with myself over the past year(s). There is still a lot more improving to be done.
Here’s to becoming a better person. But since I missed the new year rush, I don’t intend to wait 362 days before I start trying.