I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. It’s a bad habit.

2022 Is almost here and once again I am not making any New Year’s Resolutions. I gave that up a long time ago and I stick to it. I make a resolution not to make resolutions. 

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I used to make resolutions and try to keep them. I don’t bother any more. 

Yes, I want to be healthier, yes, I want my house to be tidier, yes I want to do more exercise, be more organised, loose weight, drink less, sleep more. The list goes on. 

I am sure everyone has things they need and want to do. But why the 1st of January? I know “New Year, New Me and all that but really, any day is good to start making changes. 

Most people make resolutions for the New Year and then don’t stick to them. Or maybe it’s just me? 

It’s just another day. Yes, it’s the start of a new year, but it really doesn’t mean anything. 

I also don’t like putting myself under pressure. New Year’s Resolutions are all about goals, achieving, winning. I quite like being ordinary and living a quiet life. I don’t feel the need to be a winner, or a boss babe (I hate that phrase) or a goal getter. I like normal, average, boring and I don’t have a life plan to be amazing. I also gave that up a long time ago. Happy and content is a good goal, but you don’t need to tell the world you plan to achieve that. 

I will admit that this year I have set myself some goals, but those are mainly around things that are achievable and need to be done. Domestic tasks, health tasks, mental health things. Things that will make my life better whether I decided to do them from the 1st of January or the middle of March. They are not resolutions and if I don’t achieve them it won’t be the end of the world. 

Maybe it’s time we stopped making New Year’s Resolutions and just focus on what’s in front of us. Stop telling Facebook you are going to win at life this year and go out and just get on with life? 

So no, I don’t make them, I don’t plan to keep them. 

It’s a bad habit, I am glad I stopped. 


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