I've never made New Year's resolutions.
And I won't be making one this year either.
Because they're stupid.
about it: A resolution (promise) is a Big Deal. And when you make it
with the entire year ahead of you, well -- that's a long haul.
Plus, January and February are just dreadful months and an awful time to have to keep your resolution.
example, suppose you resolved to watch your diet. What the hell is
there to do during the dreary months of January and February except eat.
And now you've gone and prevented yourself from eating. How are you
gonna enjoy those Super Bowl parties or that Valentine's dinner with
your sweetheart? And what about those l-o-n-g winter days when you want a
cheesesteak or a pizza? Don't tell me you're gonna deprive yourself.
Suppose you resolve to work out more and get more exercise.
have to run on a treadmill or somesuch. What's more stupid than that?
You're indoors, you're runnin, you're sweatin and you ain't goin
nowhere. Then you're all perspired and running toward your car in the
frigid weather. That's a quick way to get pneumonia. Why would you want
to do that?
But people go ahead and make these dumb resolutions anyway.
And 99% of the time these resolutions are no kept.
this: When you make a promise, that promise is gonna weigh on you. It's
only gonna make you do the opposite because you're gonna be thinkin
about the promise all the time.
Whoa -- Did someone say "Eat?" Eat. Eat. Eat. Eat!
Ya see what I mean?
When you make a resolution, you're your own worst enemy. You're fighting yourself.
the one way to approach this year and every year: Don't get too carried
away on any front. Try to live fully but moderately. Avoid excess
whenever you can.
Yeah, you can go overboard once in awhile but don't make it a habit, OK?
Be sensible. Use your noggin.
Then, you won't have to worry and you won't have to make resolutions.
You'll be fine.
Happy New Year!