Why I Don’t Make New Year ResolutionsPosted: January 2, 2014
I was going to write a sarcastic post about how New Year resolutions never work out or how they always focus on the wrong things, but several other blogs and Facebook statuses beat me to it. It’s a good thing they did, because it gave me time to think about the actual reason why I’m not fond of New Year resolutions.
The problem is that I’m not motivated by the changing to a new year. In fact, I’m so unmotivated by this change, I haven’t even bought a new wall calendar yet. I believe part of this has to do with the flow of our life right now. January is in the middle of our yearly-life increments. My husband has already started his winter quarter and I’m 4 months into my job. It’s hard to feel like starting over when we just started over in August. And why try to make life changes when life will force us to change again this summer?
Since I’m so unimpressed by January’s arrival, its never going to motivate me to change. If I put off doing something until the beginning of a new year, I’m most likely to find another excuse not to start my resolution once January arrives. But it’s not really fair to those who are motivated by the new year to make sarcastic and cynical comments about how generally people don’t keep their New Year resolutions. If you are person who finds the encouragement to make life changes on January 1, good for you! Go run those miles, organize those files, read those books, or whatever you resolved to do. Just don’t mind me as I sit on the couch eating cookies while I ignore the chaos I call my office. I’m just waiting for something else to motivate me.