For most people, the last day of a year is the turnaround phase. Say goodbye to the bad old days.
Depending, as the tired caveat goes, on circumstances, we wake up the next day with a mind that—cross fingers and touch wood—will create a difference in the new year and probably till the few coming years.
Change is not always an easy thing to do. We have been weaseling and flip-flopping on old resolutions. We have, for many times, found ourselves in the core of what is a pussyfooting habit of procrastination.
With the beginning of year 2020, many of us resolve to go in search of new and better ways to improve our daily lives. We feel the urge to continually reinvent ourselves, keep us challenged and stay steadfast to face them, be on the edge, and walk away from laziness.
We do idiotic things from time to time. We speed through yellow lights. Say things better left unsaid. We are hung up with the difficulty of forgiveness. We pride ourselves on being congenitally candid, and we wield our tongue like a sharpened truncheon. The year 2019 has been quite a spree.
The best New Year’s resolutions are the ones we can keep. Each start of a new year is a tradition for resolving to continue a positive conduct, have nothing to do with an undesirable trait, stick to an achievable goal toward one’s personal improvement.
A New Year’s resolution is a private promise to change things that need to be changed.
New Year’s resolutions can either be objectives for the current year and over it, or over a period of time, i.e., saving money for a new car, house, or travel abroad with the family.
Most women’s New Year’s resolutions are focused on health consciousness: stick to a sound diet and eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, eat less junk food. Drinking less alcohol is high on men’s lists. The list also often includes: quit smoking, find a new job, and learn a new skill.
More common New Year’s resolutions are: spend less on non-essentials, devote more quality time with family and friends, change bad habits. Avoid couch “potatoism,” get up and out of the comfort zone, build up some muscles, get rid of the ugly flabs. Do more volunteer work for the community.
Think more of recycling non-biodegradable. Have much ado about something right for you. Make yourself a place in history.
There are risks inherent in every decision. We get sidetracked by bad luck working overtime. C’est la vie.
Life is like a rose; it has thorns. Lollipops turn sour every now and then. Most New Year’s promises are not of the one-size-fits-all quality so do not get an ulcer over a resolution that results in zero success.
Even Janus, a mythical god of ancient Rome after whom the month of January (when most resolutions are made) was named, had two faces—one looking forward and the other looking backward—which allowed him to look back in the past and look forward toward the future.