Now that I’ve finally managed to do my 2018 Roundup about 6 weeks after everybody else, I figured I’d carry on with the theme bandwagoning and go ahead with a post on New Year’s Resolutions .
New Year’s Resolutions
- Lose 8 stone by February.
- Go Vegan in one week
- Go to the gym 14 times a week
- Go on 27 holidays by September
- Save £85k to buy our first house in October
- Become BFFs with Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively by June
LOL JK I’m great thanks
I CAN’T STAND NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS. I’m not knocking anyone who has them. I know a few people who make them and stick to them. Kudos to those motivated little beans.
For me, I find NYR intimidating and unrealistic. I feel like in doing those super specific s.m.a.r.t goals, I’m setting myself up for failure.
New Year, New Me
PISS OFF. I am pretty bloody wonderful thanks. I don’t need a new me. I’ve been this me for 31 years and there’s a lot of people out there who would vouch for how bloody wonderful I am. Anyone else can get in the bin.
There is absolutely no sodding way that I need to be a new me.
However, there is always room for improvement
I don’t know why we as a society get quite so excited-in-the-pants about the New Year but we do and I love a bandwagon. I think marking the passage of time is scary but also a positive thing. I definitely think reflection is good too.
Taking stock and realising what you’ve achieved, what you’ve conquered, what nearly-but-didn’t-break you; it’s almost painfully cathartic.
I wasn’t born perfect and I won’t die perfect. I can, however, try and be more this year coming.
There’s a few areas I want to expand and improve this year
I’m not setting myself many specific goals. There won’t be tight deadlines, un-achievable ideas or repercussions if I don’t meet my mission statement.
One of the things I’ve learnt in recent years is to be kinder to myself. I am worthy of loving myself and need to stop being such a harsh critic.
I will do a serious post on my 2019 Goals, as this post is entirely in jest.
I just wanted to remind you that you’re great just as you are
You don’t need to conform to the usual. You are right where you need to be, on the path to where you’re going. You are everything.
Unless you’re going around spreading chlamydia, killing cats or generally being a wanker, you probably don’t need to overhaul your life.
If you want to change or introduce a few things, that’s fine, you do you boo.
Your resolution could be to eat things that make you happy at least once a week. Maybe you could decide to stop walking and start using a scooter instead. How about making a bird feeder in a bid to support the environment rather than trying to ban all animal products from your life?
Consider doing random acts of kindness. Send a friend a card in the post just to say hi. Help your neighbour clean their windows or mow the lawn. If you live in London, even just bloody smiling at your neighbour would be a miracle.
Meanness aside – do you have any resolutions? Are you one of those people who can absolutely stick to them? I will send you a certificate if so.