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Monday Postcard #60 – New Year’s Resolutions

1. January 2019
Monday Postcard 60 New Years Resolutions

I hope you all had a great start into the New Year! Do you have any resolutions? Exercise more, drink less, relax more?

As long as I can remember, I made resolutions at the start of each year. And most of the time, I forgot about them after one or two months. Even though I think that I do have a strong willpower, I never managed to actually keep at least one.

The past few days, I was thinking about potential resolutions. I would actually have quite a few. But honestly, I really do not feel like making the same promises again to myself and not keep them.

My issue with resolutions is that they are too broad. What does “exercise more” really mean? How can you measure it? It is not really tangible and, as a result, difficult to work towards it.

Furthermore, while I do understand that a new year marks a new beginning and, hence, is a good time for change, I never understood why I am forced to change right now. Just because of the new year. Whenever I work towards something or want to change, it comes naturally. It feels like a natural flow. What if the a new year is just not the right time?

Usually, when I wanted to change something, I had to break a bad habit and start a new one. The whole resolutions thing seems to me that it is something we are expected to do. But it is nothing more than a superficial commitment. And nobody will check afterwards, not even myself. And if we do, we make fun of it because nobody expects anyone to keep them.

My commitment to myself this year is, therefore, to stay true to all the goals I set and commitment I have already made and keep digging it. With or without resolutions, I wish you all the best for 2019. And do not forget to enjoy the moments along the way!

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