Why I Hate Making New Year’s Resolutions

Why I Hate Making New Year’s Resolutions
I gave up making New Year’s resolutions a long time ago, other than my annual resolution not to make resolutions (I always keep that one). For me, resolutions are just begging to be broken, and then I spend a few days feeling bad about myself for my inability to stick with anything.  I start out all virtuous with good intentions (don’t we all?) and then I’m disappointed in myself. It’s a trap. When I give myself permission to not make resolutions, I feel better, happier, and more positive about the year ahead.  Has anybody really ever maintained a resolution? I read recently that 35 percent of resolution makers break those lofty resolutions by the end of the month, and only 23 percent succeed in keeping them. That sounds awfully high, doesn’t it? That’s almost one-quarter! Another source says that less than 10 percent see their resolutions through to completion. That... Read More