Wanna Feel Bad? (Make Resolutions)
Besides the ‘fact’ that only 8% of people fulfill their New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs), NYRs are a terrible idea.
1) They are a silly social construct that serves little productive purpose and 2) they take you out of the Present.
Let’s focus on #2.
If you want to be productive and successful you must spend the vast majority of time in the Present.
It can be useful to visit the Past and the Future, for very, very short periods to learn from prior experience and create authentic, intelligent goals for the future. Otherwise, be in the moment.
Learn to be present and aware – it’s the only place anything actually happens.
Or you can make NYRs, driven by social/cultural forces and feel bad when don’t achieve them.
It’s up to you (It’s always up to you.)