New Year Resolutions
I have none. Like, for super-serial guys. I don’t have any. (listen to this while you read: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCBX74ukL_o)
The changing of one year to the next has been, for some time, a sort of arbitrary milestone for people. It’s an excuse to make a list of promises to one’s self and to others in an effort to better their lives. In my opinion, most people aim too high.
They expect to change things in a short period of time that they, in some situations, know need some serious effort. But breaking say, a bad habit, or exercising, being more attentive in conversation, or whatever it may be, it’s easier to say, “I want to change” than actually doing it. Everything I’ve said is stuff you’ve probably heard, so, sorry if you’re bored.
What I have to say about this is that you shouldn’t have to wait for one time of year to have a soliloquy moment of “Yea go me I’m gonna change! *highfive*” If you want to change, you should be willing to at least try at any time.
When I want to figure out how to fix a situation or change something about myself, I get a notebook, a pen I really like to write with, and I sit. I start by writing out to the T what the problem is. Then I write out how I feel about it. I end with how I plan to solve/fix it. It’s a system that’s always worked and I do it all the time.
There’s nothing wrong with having a new year’s resolution though. I figure, if people have an excuse handed to them to make changes in their life, they should take it and change. Or at least try to. But what I guess I’m really trying to say is that people should have like, ya know, tons of little resolutions throughout the year. Every year. For the rest of their life. Because we always need change.
Yea. That sounds like it makes sense.