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Terms like #NYE, #2013 and the like have been rife on twitter these last few days. Not surprising really with 2013 being round the corner, but reading some of the tweets has left me a bit saddened.
Most of them have been along the lines of:
"...I hope 2013 turns out better than 2012".
And it's the same every year.
Every one looks to the future in hope, lamenting the past/passed year.
This year, my resolutions are going to be slightly different...
My main resolution last year was to get fit. I'm happy to say I've achieved that, so one of my resolutions this year is: to stay fit. Yes, it might not seem like much, but then here's a mistake so many people make:
They start the year with all these good intentions and try to turn their life around in so many different ways. They decide they're going to give up smoking, eat healthy, get fit, fix the house up, and the list goes on.
The problem is you can't do everything at once. It's just too much - quit smoking first, then get fit, then start thinking about all the other stuff. If you do it one at a time, you're far more likely to succeed, and in the process actually achieve what you want during the year. Then next new year's eve perhaps look back and think - job well done and feel happy about it. After all, that's really what we ALL want out of life isn't it?
Happiness - to live life well.
And why should resolutions be limited to New Year? I know that traditionally people are looking forward at this time, and so they should, but after reaching a goal or other achievement, why not make another one straight away? Have a rolling list of things you want to do, and work through them.
So this year, this is what I want:
- I want to improve the standard of living for myself and my family.
- I want more of living life well.
- I want to be happy.