Bullshit to New Years.. My One Resolution.
The New Year has always been filled with cliche. The final night of each year is overrated – And I think, resolutions and the “New Year, New Me” attitude is even more of a fake bullshit story people tell themselves.
Think about it – have you ever met someone who set huge goals for the new year, and actually accomplished all of them?
From December 31st to January 1st, is anyone a changed person? No.
Personally, I have never fallen victim to this phenomenon. But I have been someone who says the diet starts on Monday.
The New Year accentuates this, it is the best time to glorify self help and projected changes. However, these resolutions are no different than the radical promises you make to yourself throughout the year. FOR EXAMPLE It’s so easy to think about a fabulous career, but much harder to make one.
The New Year is the easiest excuse to make empty promises, but here’s the thing – no one’s listening. People are wholeheartedly involved in their own new selves, and the empty promises you are making are to yourself.
While you are eating your ‘last’ meals and planning how 2017 is going to bring about a more fit, fabulous you, life is happening.
So how do we change? We just do. This year, instead of spending hours thinking about a outwardly happy, driven girl, with perfect smiles and a semblance of a career, I resolve to look in the mirror. Instead of thinking about what my future could look like, I will focus on what today looks like. Instead of letting this year get away from me while I daydream about how it could be my year.
Instead I will make it my year.
On New Years Eve the last thing I want to do is to be thinking about all the vices and faults I personified during the past year. I was thinking about how much more fulfilling of a life would it be if we took each day as an opportunity to prove to ourselves that our days are worthwhile, and spent the end of the year looking back on our accomplishments with pride.
My only resolution for 2019 is that I want to able to say that in 2019 I didn’t once hold back.
In 2019 I will not hold back.