New Year’s resolutions

So 2009 is now here, and many people are making the same new year’s resolutions they made last year.

Quit smoking. Lose weight. Find the perfect one. Be a better person.

I’m all for people trying to be (in their eyes) a better person, but I don’t think this is the time to do it. Most people don’t stick out new year’s resolutions because of the timing (hard to get motivated to exercise when it’s dark so quickly) and the fact they’re making a resolution for the sake of making one.

I think a resolution has to come when you truly want to change, not just when you think you have to change because it’s a new year.

If your heart isn’t into it, you will fail, and that may stop you from trying it again in the future when you’re sure you want to do something.

If you’re truly motivated to do something, then by all means, go ahead and do it.

Just don’t create something for the sake of having a resolution.

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4 responses to “New Year’s resolutions

  1. novice101

    Break down the new year resolutions and do something about them each day.

    Happy New Year!

    2009 may have its moments of surprises, challenges, triumphs, tribulations, highs and lows but through our combined efforts we can leave our marks on it.

    We can all make our small contributions to make this year a better year. Let the cumulative effect works its wonder, we just have to come together.

    http://novice101.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/a-brand-new-year-start-of-fresh-new-hopes/

  2. blair

    New Year’s resolutions are all about ceremony — new year, new beginning, a time for a fresh start.
    But I agree with your argument.
    And I’m still looking for someone to make me muffins — I think that’s my resolution this year (last year it was cookies).
    Can you have a New Year’s resolution involving the actions of others — that’s a philosophical sock wringer.

  3. Katie

    As you said, the fact it’s cold and dark makes it hard to make successful resolutions.
    Also, I’m perfect so I don’t need to even bother with ’em.

  4. Cat

    My New Year’s resolution was to take up coffee – and I’ve followed through with it!

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