New Year's Resolutions: Love 'em or Leave 'em?

    It's that time of year again. Time to say farewell to 2010 and welcome 2011. In case you forgot it's the end of the year, our news media is more than happy to remind you. It seems like our culture is obsessed with looking back. We are bombarded with stories entitled "A Year in Review: 2010", "Top Ten Scandals of 2010", "Favorite Breakfast Foods of 2010", and many more. What will VH1 come up with? "I Love The Week of December 6th-12th". I'm getting tired of reflecting on 2010. Let's move on already. But wait! What about all of the self improvement infomercials and magazine articles coming our way!  I can already see the headline, "New Year, New You!" plastered everywhere. What's wrong with the old You I ask?
    Most people will put a mental list together of some resolutions for the new year. Eating healthy, exercising, limiting sugar and junk food, all of those things usually wind up on someone's list. I know those are on mine! We will see how all of that goes. Sticking to a resolution like that for a whole year always seems impossible. Maybe we should make a resolution not to make resolutions and just enjoy life!
    What are your resolutions for the next year? Do you even believe in new year's resolutions? Maybe it's just an outdated notion and it's too overwhelming for most people to suddenly change major parts of their lives on January 1st. What do you think?
   

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  • If you can't work out during the year, will a New Year's Resolution motivate you? I doubt it. I promise to keep doing what I am doing and eat more chocolate.

  • In reply to erago:

    sounds good to me!

  • In reply to erago:

    I think that New Year's Resolutions, by their nature, are bound to fail. I have seen it year after year, especially at the gym. I don't make resolutions. If I think I need to make a change in my life, I do it immediately and not by the calendar!

  • In reply to dreburn:

    Amen!

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