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This Year I Resolve….

Friday, January 1, 2010

I never make New Years resolutions.

Starting the year with a long list of aims and targets with which to punish yourself after the excesses of Christmas always seems, well, just plain wrong.

Psychologists have revealed, presumably through extensive research, something that I could have told them all along if they’d just asked. That most people fail at keeping New Years Resolutions. Then they focus on that failure and beat themselves up over it, making themselves feel bad.

I don’t like to make myself feel bad unecessarily.

So that’s my New Years Resolution, just the one, as recommended by leading Psychologists. Not to make myself feel bad uncessessarily.

I have my goals, and I have my targets, but as long as I’m not being a lazy old moo I don’t intend to beat myself up if things don’t go according to plan. Life is ever changing and unpredictable and all you can do is deal with situations as they arise as best you can.

So, my lovelies.

Do you make New Years Resolutions?

Photo by *Sally M*

6 Responses
  • Fi Phillips
    January 1, 2010

    This new year has started with my family moving to a new home, new area, new country actually (although it’s only just over the border into Wales) so by necessity it’s a new start. My resolution is to enjoy this new life.

    • Retro Chick
      January 1, 2010

      Good Luck Fi! I hope it all works out for you.

  • Ashe Mischief
    January 1, 2010

    I’ve always liked New Year’s mottos, or large over arching resolutions that are more ideas than specific actions. It makes it easier for interpretation…
    .-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..2010: A Mischief-Magic Odyssey =-.

    • Retro Chick
      January 1, 2010

      Absolutely. Resolving to take on a new attitude or look at things a different way isn’t a “pass or fail” issue, it’s a philosophy, so you can’t beat yourself up for “failing”

  • IdStyle
    January 4, 2010

    I like the idea of a new years motto too (that and choosing to inject a little more colour into my daily wardrobe choices!)
    .-= IdStyle´s last blog ..IdStyle File – Melissa Stewart =-.

  • Loopy
    January 4, 2010

    Excellent idea for a resolution! I’ve just decided that I’m gonna use that one too. :)
    And a Happy New Year to you too!
    .-= Loopy´s last blog ..You’ve Made it thru the Holidays! You deserve something… =-.