Hello there everyone!
It’s the first Sunday of this year. How’s the first odd week been treating you? Have you started to pen down New Year Resolutions? Have you started to accomplish them?
Personally, I’ve never been one to make New Year Resolutions.
Firstly, I don’t really like the idea that you need an entire new year to start making goals. If anything, if you have a goal set out, and you really want to get it accomplished, you should start immediately. Plus, generic (albeit extremely important and meaningful) goals like wanting to travel to a particular locale or eating healthier and exercising more should be small purposeful goals you aim to accomplish every day, week or fortnight and ultimately all these small goals should just be steps towards the bigger goal of making yourself a better and more all-rounded person.
Secondly, why I don’t like to make New Year Resolutions is because I feel like once you set your mind on a list of them, then that’s what your entire year may be reduced to, i.e. a list. And that’s not what I feel a New Year is ultimately about. Yes, you want to accomplish new things – always. But accomplishment, I feel, is not as important as learning and experiencing and just living the year for what it is. And maybe that is why I wrote that poem yesterday about the two meanings of “time”. As you set goals for yourself you also need to remind yourself that your entire life is not just about those goals and that sometimes there needs to be detours and distractions that may somehow lead to more meaningful goals in the future.
But, to each their own.
Till next time,