December 30, 2010

Why Do We Need New Years Resolutions?

I have never seen the need. One time I tried a couple, by the end of January they were no more.

Everyone seems to think they are needed and many are blogging about how to make them achievable. Granted, most that I hear are so grandiose that it is small wonder they can't be kept. Many are totally impracticable and impossible to keep in the first place. So why even make them. This takes all the fun out of the new year and sets a pattern of failure which many people then follow for the rest of the year.

Jen Hubley, the About Today Editor at about dot com started her newsletter for December 29, 2010 stating “New Year's Resolutions: So easy to make, so hard to keep. Unless, like me, you resolve every year to stop setting unreasonable goals. Then you can start out by not making resolutions, and you're already a winner.”

Then she had to ruin her excellent start by proposing some ways to make New Year's Resolutions.  Not really, but she does link to lots of types of resolutions written by others at about dot com.

Have a Happy New Year!

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