Saying PFFFT to New Year's Resolutions!

New Year, New Me. The most lazy and empty, overrated phrase of all time.  

Whilst setting yourself targets can be that real kick up the backside that you needed to get things going in the right direction, it can also set you up for a fall. And if you don't respond well to falls then all determination can evaporate. Pooft. Just like that. 
Note to self: buy fez.

My resolution is not to make any. It's as pointless as saying the diet will start on Monday - after I've stuffed my face this weekend and got my fill first. Don't feel pressured to run out signing up to gyms or buying a bike next week. Don't ditch them last 3 ciggies of the box and rush out for patches ahoy - do it when you're ready and comfortable with it. Ask yourself, am I really going to use all of this fruit and salad gear in my trolley or am I being OTT on the auld resolution here? 

As of Monday, let me guess, you're going to start putting money aside. Whilst this is a very good idea - don't leave yourself short just for the sake of a resolution. Trust me, I've done it. Whacked a few hundred in the savings account - only to withdraw it before the first payday of the New Year. Because, guess what, sh*t happens. 

You can make a resolution any time you please. If you are rail-roaded into it, you're less likely to succeed. That's a fact.

For me, I'm going to do what I do everyday of the year anyway - regardless of the date - try my very best at everything I do that day. You just can't ask for much more than that. 

So, I wish you all the very best for the New Year. Be Healthy, Be Happy. That's all that truly matters.

Love, Jo x


21 comments:

  1. I completely failed at my one and only resolution last year (diet related) so I'm not making any this year! I agree with everything in this post.

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  2. I am with you, I have been anti resolutions since 2014 and never been happier. I will do what I need to do when I am good and ready. But I do need to save some money and start my home exercise again but not writing these down anywhere (apart from here) and will do when I am good and ready

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  3. I couldn't agree more! My main aim is to get out of my over draft Happy New year! x

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  4. Great idea! I love how you've written this, and the pressure is lifted by not having the constraints. My "resolutions" are just things I'd like to improve on, if I manage them, great, if not, no pressure!

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  5. I think the new year's craze can help to counteract the overindulges of December but you're right, they never seem to have any staying power!

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  6. I'm making resolutions for the first time ever. I may fail, I may succeed, hopefully I will have fun trying :) Happy new year x

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  7. I never make resolutions, I make goals and plans to reach said goals. Resolutions are pointless, I mean how many actually stick to them?

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  8. Good point! My resolution is mainly to work harder on the blogging. I intended to do this over Christmas but I've been poorly, so-now is a good time to start as I'm better.

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  9. Mine are more goals rather than resolutions but I always feel disheartened if I don't achieve what I set out to do because I have such high expectations!

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  10. I'm not making resolutions but I am making realistic goals that I think I can definitely work towards and achieve xxx

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  11. I often think resolutions are made to broken although at the same time I think they help me to focus on achieving my goals

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  12. I have realistic monthly goals instead of resolutions.

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  13. I make realistic achievable goals rather than resolutions as let's face it, when are people resolutions ever achievable?

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  14. I keep walking around the house saying 'New Year, New Me' in the most sarcastic way ever! I hate that it's everywhere!

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  15. I hate the whole 'new year, new me'. Why would I start something new just because of the date changed? But I have set myself some personal and blogging goals I'd like to achieve by the end of 2016.

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  16. Well said! I'm not a fan of resolutions, rather get things done at a pace that I'm comfortable with.

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  17. I didn't have resolutions the last few years but this year I need them. I agree that you can't have resolutions every year, at least not a list but I also think that there are always on or two things you can try to achieve. May that just to read one more book.

    Happy New Year!

    Nadine x

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  18. I really, really, hate this phrase too! It's Feb, how's that 'new you' holding up now? It just makes people feel bad about themselves

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  19. I agree. I never make new year resolutions - but I've loads of targets I set myself year round. Wishing you all the best for 2016!

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  20. I have never made a new year resolution, I'm not more likely to stick to it just because the date has changed. I just need to do things in my own time

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  21. I dont make resolutions either, I only get annoyed whenever I fail or get bored of them x

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