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Just Another Year

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New year new you

So it is almost a new year in a couple days and all I have heard from people is that they cannot wait until it's a new year to come because things are going to change. But is it? When that clock strikes 12, is everything going to change? Are we all going to be a different person? Are we going to loose the weight we've been planning to since the last year and the year before that? Are we going to stack all that cash we've been wanting to? I think we all know the answer to those questions.

Don't get me wrong, it's great to have those expectations and to be optimistic about them but let's be real, nothing is going to change. You're probably thinking right about now dang she's such a Debbie Downer and I'm going to reply to that as why yes yes I am.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's good to write down your new year resolution and set a goal because it gives you something to look forward to. My question is why wait? Why wait until the calendar says January 1st to do something about it? Why not do it throughout the year. Why not do it July 1st or October 20? These dates doesn't have any significance to me. They were just random dates off the top of my head. But think about it. Why haven't you started eating healthier already? Why haven't you learn how to make more money? Why haven't you lost that weight you wanted?

The good news is that we're all in this together. I like the rest of you I make the same resolution as well and never really go through with it. I have gotten better at working out not to loose weight but just to be healthier. Every year though I make a promise to save money and that never happens. I don't physically write down my resolutions but I keep it in the back of my mind throughout the year.

I have learned though that when making any New Year's resolution, I start them small so I don't get the overwhelming feeling of having to do such a large daunting tasks only to beat myself up at the end of the year. For example, if I wanted to loose weight, I start by working out maybe once a week. If I wanted to save money, I would put away $1 a week and so forth and so forth. You catch my drift.

By now you're probably asking so should I make a New Year's resolution or not? My answer is it is up to you. If you're rolling your eyes at that answer. Well I would too. My only piece of advice is don't let people tell you what to do with your life. You make the decision on what's best for you. There's nothing wrong with you making the best decision for your life as long as it doesn't hurt anyone. Just remember start small.

© 2020 Nha

Comments

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on December 29, 2020:

Well said. I never can imagine all that fad about new year resolutions. The best time to change an unwanted habit is now.