People have always made New Years resolutions. But over the last few years more and more people get to January and go on about how they’re not making any resolutions this year because they don’t work and how they hate New Years resolutions. I can understand it. I mean, we’ve all made them on the first and broken them on the second haven’t we?
And I haven’t made any resolutions this year, mainly because I was too busy just getting on with stuff and trying to get back to normal, and I kind of forgot.
Then I also see loads of bloggers who have taken January and the start of a new year as a fresh start. A place to start anew and clear the mistakes they made last year, and a chance to improve their blogs this year, but also cutting back on the amount of blogging they do and have more of a life. They are determined not to spend this year getting all caught up in sponsored posts and reviews, and going back to writing about the things they want to write about.
Of course, the idea is great, in theory. I am not sure how long these good intentions will last though, as we all have to pay the bills and will struggle to turn down that amazing review offer. Of course it’s important to get the balance right in blogging and not bore your readers with review after review or endless sponsored content. But I wonder if these same people will be saying the exact same thing at the end of this year.
The thing is though, although more and more people each year are swearing off New Years resolutions, January IS a good place to start again. It does feel like a fresh start, and a chance to wipe the slate clean and do better this year. There don’t necessarily have to be clear cut resolutions as such, but I do think it kind of feels like we get to start again on January 1st and make more of an effort to live our lives the way we want to, in a way that will make us happy.
I love that feeling. That, ‘right, Christmas is over, lets put all this shit away, and sort our lives out’. It feels like really good motivation to me, and even if it’s impossible to maintain getting everything so right, it’s a good chance to just figure out what you weren’t happy with before and make some changes.
People seem to be so against New Years resolutions now, I think maybe because everyone just gets sick of making them and then breaking them, but I think they be can great to help you re-evaluate things and plan out your year if you want to.
Do you make New years resolutions, or do you think they’re a load of crap? If you’ve made them do you think you’ll stick to any of them, or are they just a good incentive to make changes??