I’m writing about New Year Resolutions 2 days after the start of the new year because frankly, I wasn’t going to write anything. However, it’s such a popular topic during this period of time that I figured,
what the hell that I should write something short…ish.
So the concept of new year resolutions is that once a new year rolls about, a person will suddenly become more motivated and inspired to do the things they always wanted to do…a lifestyle change bucket list if you will. I guess in a way it’s an easy way of keeping track how long you keep that resolution, because once January 16th comes about you know that you kept your resolution for 15 days before you broke it (January 1st doesn’t count if you’re too busy hungover and/or eating your weight in turkey or seafood).
In reality though, it’s ridiculous to wait for the 1st day of a new year to change something you always wanted to change. Want to start going to the gym? Then just sign up and GO!, don’t stay waiting for this week, when frankly the gym will be overcrowded and you wont really get to relax while doing your workout anyway.
Want to start eating healthy? Then just start it, don’t wait until the festive period, when frankly the excess in food and drink is to be expected. Start in April or May, giving you enough time to enter a routine so that once the festive season rolls about, you can easily refuse that extra slice of cake guilt-free.
I don’t understand resolutions, and the focus on the “new year new me” idea. Years roll by
as if in a continuous spiral, it’s not really like ending a book. When you end a book, that’s that, it’s over – and to start a new book means to start afresh. But we keep on working at our same jobs, going home to the same place, meeting the same friends, even when the new year starts. We keep our baggage, and we still have our pains. The new year will definitely not be taking those away, and expecting it to do that shows a flaw in the way we look at this festive season.
I am not against change, far from it. I’m against using the new year as an excuse to wait to do something about your life. If you don’t like something, change it now, when you’re motivated for it. Don’t try to use other people’s wavering motivation to get you to do something.