New Year Resolutions – you either love ’em or hate ’em.
I used to think that a good old resolution could be cathartic – a way of highlighting a problem and dealing with it head on. But then, after a few years of complete resolution failure, I realised the horrible truth.
Resolutions aren’t made to make you feel better. Instead giving up, taking on, making promises and adopting a ‘must do better’ attitude can seriously damage your health. Doing it in the middle of winter just adds insult to injury.
Your new outlook/regieme/promise is sure to be tested within weeks if not days after one of the toughest nights out of the year. It’s as if any form of comfort is against the rules. What’s more, resolution one-up-manship can sometimes manifest itself even before the party hats are off.
There’s nothing against making little changes to the way you live your life but piling on the pressure rarely works for anyone. Instead, chose a date that means nothing to anyone but you, keep your goals to yourself and take it a day at a time.
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