Today I have decided to let my partner write a post, he wishes to be known as √L . Now this isn’t a rant about New Year Resolutions, it’s more of a look at bringing a brighter new year with something more fulfilling and positive instead of a focus on restriction and change, losing something. So without further ado…
Happy New Year everyone, I hope you are all having a brilliant start to a (touch wood) amazing year.
I have been asked by the lovely L to write a post and what better framing device would be the idea of a New Years resolution.
The concept is pretty common and to some extent we have all decided, in the new year, that something about us has to change.
My issue with this idea may minor but I feel the hit the crux of the concept.
- Oftentimes we stretch too far, the goal we set is unsustainable for a sudden change. Though it may start well, the inevitable petering out of high New Years goals is a frequent and well heard thing.
- Others may feel pressured to change because of the new year. The idea of “New Year-New Me” is everywhere and the idea that we must be forever changing or else we fall behind can be far too much for many.
So my solution? My idea is an anti-new years revolution!
Instead of something new, what is a something of the previous year that you appreciated? Did you start reading more? Maybe you have been drinking more water as of late? Maybe you have been enjoying cooking more and trying new recipes?
Instead of in stating something new, take something that made you happy into the new year. A continuation of yourself into the new year, instead of a pressure to alter ones self a continuation of what made you happy.
Last year I started reading again, I managed to get through quite a few books and I fell in love all over again with some old favourite reads. I wish to continue that into the new year, reinforcing a good habit and get a few more good reads reviewed.
Just an idea to consider, what anti-resolutions would you make? I hope you have a wonderful year everyone.