New Year Resolutions – What Will You Do in 2012?
At the end of every year you have a think about what you want to achieve next year. Think about what to do. Two more days before the dawn of the new year. A new January. Time for the resolutions.
Most people take the time to evaluate where they have to go and what they want to achieve around about … now. This is that time of the year when we all decide it’s time to get the six pack, bikini body, learn new languages, save money and go on that really great overseas trip you’ve been dreaming about for a long time.
Most expert type stuff tell you that you need to make your goals specific, detailed with time frames etc. That’s probably why I ended up hating goals. And why I don’t really care about the usual resolutions.
I have the same ones every year. Get healthier. Be better with my money. Grow up. And so on. Let me suggest, in the spirit of all that’s good and happy and free (free’s a good one), an alternative approach to resolutions.
THINK SCARY, THINK HAPPY
Think about all the things that scare the bejesus out of you and make those things your ‘resolutions’. Or at least things to attempt this year. They can be anything from quitting that job that you really hate to wearing high heels to work every day. The little things that you like in others or that you would love to be brave enough to do, now is the time to DO IT. They don’t have to be all encompassing and all the time. But if you see a girl that you think is hot and you want to ask her out, DO IT. The worst that can happen is that you don’t get what you want. You fall over in those enormous heels. You look ridiculous in that tutu you wore to the party. Were you happy?? THEN IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. If the idea makes you happy and you want to give it a go DO IT!!! Even if it’s a tiny bit scary!
SPOIL YOURSELF EVERY WEEK
Think about something that makes you happy and aim to do it every week. That’s right. Every week. Go to the movies … every week. Have a coffee somewhere real swank … every week. And so on and so on. Life is short. So you need to make sure you like the one you’re living.
DO SOME SECRET GIVING
Give to someone in secret or just indulge in that whole pay it forward buzz. It’ll make you feel happy I promise. And don’t even worry bout that whole buy for the ones you love. Well. Do worry bout that but don’t make them the only focus of your purchases. Leave extra dollars at the pump for the next person who fills up their car. Give to people collecting for charities. Give, give, give.
THINK HAPPY, THINK HAPPY
It can always get worse. It can. So don’t sweat the small stuff. Just don’t worry bout it. This year is going to be a stellar year. Even when things are total rubbish. Even when you’re alone and think it’s all going to hell in a hand basket I promise. It could always get worse. So whatever’s happening … I PROMISE, it’ll get better. It always does. Maybe not in the way that you think it will. Maybe not in the time frame you think it will. But I promise things will always work out okay. So think happy. Don’t worry. It will always all be all fine.
That’s it! That is all! Life is for the living. If you’re not living then you’re just waiting to die. And that’s a bit boring ain’t it? Promise you. If you try these things out, you’ll be a little bit happier. Promise!