A few minutes tick before the strike of New Year as I write this and so it got me thinking: What of people who make New Year’s Resolutions? We all know them, we might even be them. You know what I’m talking about, the never endless “This year I’m going to…” or “It’s going to be different this year because…”. This year I’m going to start eating healthier. This year I’m gonna exercise everyday. This year I’m gonna lose weight. It’s gonna be a different year this year because I am gonna study harder. I am going to graduate with honors this year. I am gonna make new friends. I’m gonna work harder. I wanna fall in love. I wanna meet Mr./Ms. “Right”.
But come on, how many of the previous New Year’s Resolutions have you accomplished? Have you accomplished anything at all? Or are you just recycling your list year after year after year? How many times, no scratch that, how many years have you said that you’re gonna lose weight? And has it ever come true, honestly?
The truth is, having a New Year’s Resolution doesn’t actually change anything. In fact, New Year’s Eve doesn’t really change anything. After all, it feels the same as all the other nights, it looks the same as all the other nights because, let me let you in on a little secret…it is just like every other night. There is nothing special about New Year’s and you making a vow, a list or a promise that day won’t change anything.
So what now? I propose this… Get off your chairs. Join a gym. Exercise. Eat healthier. Study. Laugh a lot. Fight with your bestfriend. Make up. Forgive each other. Forgive the people who hurt you. Ask for forgiveness from those people whom you’ve hurt. Go out there and date. Fall in love. Fall out of love. Fall in love again. Change your career path. Then change it again. Have fun doing it. Regret nothing. Don’t just work for the money, work because you love doing it. Tell your parents how much you love them. Appreciate them. Spend time with your siblings. Spend time with your family. LIVE LIFE. After all, when did making a promise, a list or a vow on New Year’s Eve actually helped anyone?