Boycott the New Year Resolution

Boycott the New Year Resolution

It’s that time of year again, time for the empty promises so many of us make year after year.  Now that Christmas has come and gone, all too quickly I must say, we turn our sights to ringing in the new year.  And as one year closes, the next begins with a clean slate and with all things seeming possible.  So we look back at the year gone by and take inventory of our lives, all in an effort to come up with some empty promises, aka “new year resolutions”, we make to ourselves and really have no intention of keeping.  Sound familiar to anyone?

Well how about we ditch this notion and simply boycott the new year resolution.  Why do we need a new year to start for us to commit to making a change in our lives?  If there is something you want to change, something you want to do, or stop doing, then just get on with it already.  The reason most people don’t keep their new year resolutions is because they’re not sincere about it.  Many of us make these promises to ourselves because we feel like we need to join in the tradition of making resolutions.  I say no more.  It’s time to boycott the resolutions!  Don’t wait for a new year to come around to try to better yourself.  If there is something that you feel needs to change then get started right away.  And mostly, be realistic.  Don’t make a promise to yourself that you know you’re not going to keep, that only results in disappointment and feelings of guilt.

As this year comes to a close I will take the time to look back on what’s transpired, and to be thankful for all of the blessings we have received.  It has been a fantastic year and I’m excited to see what will come in 2016.  So Instead of making empty resolutions I will mention what I’m most grateful for in 2015:

  • A happy, healthy little boy.  My son was born in December of last year so 2015 has been filled with milestones as we have watched him grow from newborn to toddler.
  • A great husband.  He not only is a great partner but now I also get to see him being a fantastic father.
  • Our health.
  • Our fur baby.  I’ll be forever thankful that I have my beautiful, loyal black lab by my side.

What about you?  What are you most grateful for this year?

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15 thoughts on “Boycott the New Year Resolution

  1. I totally agree. My post for tomorrow is something similar. The time of year shouldn’t make us want to change, we have to want it for ourselves. I love the things you are grateful for. I am grateful for my family and health too. Happy New Year to you!

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  2. I’m grateful for my 2 new precious grand daughters born 11 days apart in July. Celebrating Christmas with them as 6 month olds was fantastic. I’m also grateful that in April of 2016 my husband and I will be in Ireland to welcome our 2nd grandson into the world. He’s due on April 21 🙂

    I’m also grateful for my husband, my partner in crime, and my wicked awesome posse of family and friends.

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  3. I think its important to look at them as goals. Having small steps in order to accomplish your goals seems a lot more reasonable than saying ‘my resolution is lose 25 pounds’ with no steps on how you’ll get there. The new years gives me hope, an official time to start over and leave the past behind. I do start my goals throughout the year, but I always get bogged down in the day to day and every day is exactly the same as the last. Even if I accomplish my goals, nothing ever feel like it really changes. But new years is a way for me to differentiate from all those other days, a day for me to really believe things can be different and have hope. That’s just me and my opinion, but I don’t feel there is any harm in being hopeful and resolute even for just a day. Thank you for sharing and I wish you the best in 2016!

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  4. I love making resolutions because they’ve helped me to improve many aspects of my life. However, I agree you only keep them if you are really honest about trying to change. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of time. Have a very happy new year!

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