Why I hate New Year resolutions;
Because we always allow ourselves to perceive that the previous year was a failure, a let-down, a time when we weren’t good enough.
After all, isn’t that really what the notion of a resolution alludes to – we are all failures, and therefore are required to modify and rectify that at all cost?
Why can’t we just be us, and decide we don’t need to change?
Resolutions are very like false promises;
Sorry, but I’m not going to jump on the positivity bandwagon. I’m not going say that 2015 will be your year, and that you have the power to transform and achieve. Mainly because I don’t really buy into all that stuff!!! The reason being; I see all of that rhetoric as negative, life assassination, and unnecessary pressure to live up to other people’s expectations of us.
Why should we buy into the idea that with every new year we will suddenly all morph into wonder women or men? That in 2015 we will definitely be destined to become another person, a wonderful person, in fact a person you were probably never actually meant to be.
It’s all just a teensy weensy bit delusional;
Just because it will soon to be 2015 doesn’t mean anything has fundamentally changed. We can’t shrug off the past; we all have our individual life experiences, thoughts, ideas, desires and so on.
Why is it with a new year we then become washed clean??
More importantly, why do we want to be??
Just be you;
Because life, from one year to the next, is merely about the experiences we have and share, the learning curve and the path we chose to travel.
I can make a million resolutions, but it doesn’t mean I can or will fundamentally change!
I am merely advocating the ethos; be kind to yourself. I am asking you all to stop applying the pressure to be what you’re not. I make a plea for you all not to view your life (you) as a failure thus far. I call for us all to stop procrastinating with resolutions, which are only made to then be broken.
I suggest that we don’t wait for another new year to come and go; live life now and have fun amassing your experiences, which you should then proudly reflect back upon, without qualms and guilt!
Live your life now, while it is here, and see what it brings you! All the ups and downs are welcome, it is life and you can’t just pick and choose the best bits and edit the rest.
So, let 2015 be what it will be – life as we know it.
Oh, and my New Year Resolution; don’t make any, quite simple really!