Happy New Year!

Resolution: a firm decision to do or not do something.

I don’t particularly like the word resolution, therefore, you wont be surprised to hear I don’t make any. For me, it feels like an instant failure before I begin.

As the definition states, they’re a firm decision. That to me is very definite. If I make a firm decision to walk 200km in January but only manage 150, I have failed. Perhaps that is just my personality, my mindset, but that’s how it is, how I am.

I prefer goals and aspirations. I can set a goal and if I reach that goal, that’s brilliant. If I don’t reach it but make progress towards it, that is excellent too. It’s aiming for something rather than that definite resolution. Personally, I find it much more positive to think this way.

Aspirations and goals are very similar of course. I aspire to be a better writer, to produce more content here. If I don’t however, it’s ok, I haven’t failed, I have simply being doing other things.

It’s all very psychological. Words playing with our minds. At the end of the day, none of it really matters. I like think we’re all striving for the same one word; HAPPINESS. There will always be bumps in the road but we the majority of our journey is a happy one, we’re doing okay.

And, with that in mind, if setting resolutions make you happy, then you go right ahead and set them. Should you prefer goals or aspirations, make a list of those instead. If you’re of the opinion that it’s all a load of cobblers, sure that’s grand too. We’re all adults, we can all think for ourselves.

If you were fabulous yesterday then I’m sure you will continue to be fabulous tomorrow regardless of what time of year it is.


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