New Year’s Resolutions: the phenomenon that occurs when the end of a year is approaching and people suddenly get in the “change-mood”. Millions of resolutions will be made. This mood (and the resolutions) will disappear as fast as it came, after the first month of the new year.
As you can probably guess, I’m more the anti-New Year’s Resolution type. I don’t believe people will suddenly make the changes which they’ve put on a list at the end of a year. That’s also the reason why New Year’s Resolutions are actually not pursued after January and completely forgotten in March. Those resolutions are mostly standard things like:
– a more healthy lifestyle
– find a new great job
– save money
– stay in touch with family and friends
Every year the same things. Kinda weird: every year, the same resolutions. That would mean that you never acted on the New Year’s Resolutions of the last…10 years probably. Which is why you’ll put it on the following New Year’s resolution list that will be, once again, forgotten after the first month of the new year. I’m seeing a vicious circle here…
If you really want some change in your life, you’ll have to act on it immediately. If you really want something, you’ll go after it. If you want to make some changes in your life and it’s February, you’re not going to wait until the end of the year to make it happen. And if you do, then you don’t really want it. It’s as simple as that. Not to mention, the chances you miss if you’re going to wait several months…
So cheers to NOT making New Year’s Resolutions and double cheers to making changes which you won’t postpone until the beginning of a new year!
P.S.: Okay, maybe I do have a resolution. Not a New Year’s Resolution but an All-Time Resolution: keep the humor alive…