A New Year’s resolution is a common tradition in the world today in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior, to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life.
Every year, it’s the same thing; midnight rings, we open the bottle of wine and we bend to the ritual of good resolutions. If you are here, it is likely that the question of staying true matters to you. So, you’re probably going to tell you that you need to do more sports, eat better, stop smoking, go to bed earlier, and so on… OK. Same as last year (or so), is not it? As much cease hypocrisy: few are able to hold their good resolutions! Moreover, if you are a regular in sports halls, you noticed the influx during the first half of January and the gradual decline in numbers thereafter, right?
Is A New Year’s Resolution Important?
Perhaps this would forever be a question many would never stop asking. For those who are concerned with growing and becoming better persons, New Year Resolutions are super important. The goal is to become better than in the outgoing year and bring about much more value in the coming year. Some persons don’t believe they should bind themselves to ‘some ritual promises’ just because it’s a new year. However, it all depends from person to person. While some take their time to prepare a list of what would make them better, others feel they just need to live by while taking a step at a time.
Are There Bad New Year’s Resolutions?
Perhaps not. There’s no such thing as a ‘bad’ resolution. How a person would choose to grow depends on them. A certain person could feel that she was taken for granted way too much in the outgoing year and the best way to curb this is to learn to associate lesser and trust people lesser in the coming year. The implication would be that such a person might withdraw or rescind on their relationship with people. The idea behind it in the first place is to ‘improve’ their life by avoiding ‘negative vibes’.
In the end, the idea of morality starts and end with the person who makes a resolution. It is not for others to judge them.
So, this year, dare say no to good resolutions! At worst, you will pass for an original, at best, for someone a wise one! Here are some arguments to join the camp of the anti-good resolutions:
Good Resolutions: The Door Open To Procrastination
Whether you plan to be more regular at the gym, get up early in the morning or eat more vegetables, there’s always a little voice in your head that will tell you ” Mmm, wait until tomorrow, it’ll be better … “ And you put it back, put it back, put it back … with a good apology:” I do not have the time, “” It’s complicated, “” I’m tired “ … As a result, it’s never a good time and a resolution taken in January usually ends up in the garbage in the spring for failing to make it effective.
Good Resolutions Undermine Morale
We are all happy when we draw our good resolutions. But when you do not manage to put them into action, they become a heavy burden to bear and we inevitably enter a nasty spiral of self-blame with self-esteem in the socks. And, from there, it is a vicious circle: one depresses, one devalorizes oneself and one finds still less the strength to move!
Good Resolutions: Pure Social Conformity
Take stock of your good resolutions from last year. Which ones did you personally care about? It’s a safe bet that most simply answered a social requirement, an ” it seems that “, ” I was told that it would be necessary that but did you really want to go to sleep earlier, lose 3 kg or go to the gym 4 times a week, and what are the benefits and satisfaction you could get individually? the implementation was really tenable for you? The answer is probably no. And that’s where the rub is. The good resolutions most often respond to what our entourage (families, friends, colleagues, etc) or more. Generally speaking, the collective “morality” expects from us and not from what we really want to do. Referring to the expected “good resolutions” is not to behave like a sheep, and that’s pretty good, is not it?
How Best To Achieve New Year’s Resolution
Zapping good resolutions does not mean changing anything and keeping bad habits! The idea is, first and foremost, not to go headlong and not to proclaim loud and clear, nothing drunk on the evening of the 31st, all that you are going to accomplish this year’s big and beautiful.
- Take the time to ask yourself and see what really matters to you.
- Establish a list of priorities.
- Set small goals that are concrete and achievable rather than overly ambitious: Athletes plan their training plan year-round – not on a single day. Do the same.
- Go little by little and be patient: changing your habits takes time and requires perseverance and motivation.
- Do not wait to get started. The “good time” does not exist! You can always make adjustments along the way.
- Do not focus on chess! Bounce back and congratulate yourself for every progress, even minimal.
- And above all, do not be afraid not to take good resolutions on January 1st if it is only to give you a good conscience!