New Years Resolutions: and Why I Think They’re Bullshit

I suppose I should rephrase the title so you don’t all assume I am some pompous jerk who doesn’t believe in bettering yourself.

What I mean is I don’t believe in this “New Year, New Me” business. Why do you have to wait till the New Year? Why don’t we better ourselves now, in the moment we feel like we need the change?

I think most New Years resolutions fail because it is a choice not fired by a passion or drive, but because it’s the New Year. The biggest example of this is seeing gyms jam packed in January and by March they will be thinned out and only the truly dedicated will be left. And those people left are succeeding because those people don’t care what time of year it is, they are committed to this change.

I myself have started many New Years resolutions, and to date I can only say I have stuck to oneAnd the reason I have stuck to this one resolution was because it is something I am extremely passionate about; I stopped using products being tested on animals in Deceember of 2014, and have never looked back. This was and still is a difficult choice to make, but I have stuck to it because it is so meaningful to me.

Now, to reiterate, I am not trying to poo-poo on your goals and resolutions. I am all for positive change and bettering yourself. But I want people to be successful! I have seen so many failed New Years resolutions and I truly believe its because we have a mentality of “I ‘ll start after the holidays” No! If you want to make a change do it now. Start today, December 28th 2017. A day with seemly no meaning- but to you it will be the day you changed your life.

With that I say Goodnight and may you have a wonderful day filled with Coffee, Cats and Cusswords

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3 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions: and Why I Think They’re Bullshit”

  1. That’s kind of how I feel about birthday/holiday gift giving. Why wait for a prescribed day to gift things? Gifting to me is much more enjoyable when it’s done on some random day when no one is really expecting it! And it helps it to feel a little less commercialized.

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    1. It’s interesting you say that because my husband and I feel the same way about gifts! We just do stockings at Christmas with fun gag things because to me it means more when I’m out and see something that reminds me of them. I think it’s more rewarding to know someone thought of you and gave you a gift- not because you have to


    2. I definitely agree with this, but people have an unfortunate nature of being skeptical. I love the idea of random acts of kindness, but there is a tendency for people to assume an ulterior motive. I think it’s really nice to be thought of on a lark and not because Facebook or your calendar says so.

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