Why I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions.
I am a firm believer in being happy, in truly enjoying one’s life. Of course, there will be days when life isn’t great, but overall, we should be happy with our lives. And when we aren’t, we should resolve to make a change. Right then and there – immediately. It is for this reason that I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions. For me, it seems silly to wait until the start of a new year to resolve to make a change. If you want to change an aspect of your life, then do it. And do it now – today! It doesn’t matter if it’s a Wednesday in March or a Sunday in November. One shouldn’t ever wait until the start of a new week, or heaven-forbid, until the start of a new year to decide to make a change.
And before you say it, yes, change is HARD. I ought to know, I’ve done it countless times myself. From moving to another country, to ending a marriage, to leaving jobs that no longer fulfilled me, just to name a few. None of these were ‘easy’ decisions to make or follow through with; however, I can tell you that they were all worth it. While change is hard, living a life you don’t love is harder.
Audrey Hepburn said it best,
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
So there you have it friends, the reason why I have never made a New Year’s resolution, nor ever will. I’m curious, do you make them, and if so, why? Why is January 1st the day that people resolve to make changes?
Photo credit goes to a friend of mine that snapped this on my iPhone during my last trip to Amsterdam.