So once a year you make a resolution to be better than you were last year. Great so you wait until the very first day of the next YEAR to wise up and stop being shitty? Yeah it seems like a smart idea to come up with some reason to want to better your life but in all honesty you know and I know that they simply won’t stick. Heck psychology even says it won’t stick especially if you are targeting something like quitting smoking or starting to work out. Why? Well it has to do with how we humans make changes in our lives. You see we don’t simply just up and make changes we have to go through a spiral upwards of sorts where we make changes in stages including preplanning, execution, maintenance and a few other stages I forget. So if you are planning a resolution don’t make it something you come up with on the spot some night once out of the year. Instead start planning it in advance including a proper plan you can stick to. Oh and don’t be to hard on yourself if you don’t make it. Simply retool your plan and try again.
As for me I don’t think I have any resolutions per se except to stay being creative in my work and life trying to eek out that left side of my noggin more and more. I’d like to think that being healthier is on my radar too but saying I have some sort of overarching plan is a little presumptuous. This year I can see utilizing the areas local transit more and relying less on my car (even though I already take the bus) and encouraging the family to do so as well. Either way I encourage you all to think about how you can make positive impacts in your life but not resolutions. A resolution is like saying you weren’t strong enough in the past and that January 1st has some magical component to it.