I for one am a huge fan of NYRs...I like the feeling of hope and optimism that always seems to accompany a brand new year and a list full of resolutions. As the New Year approaches and I think about all the things I want to change and the ways in which I want to improve myself I can't help but wonder how many of those NYRs will last. As I trolled the internet for studies and facts to help me on my journey to a good and realistic NYR list I stumbled across this article from Psychology Today: NYR Success. It was fairly enlightening. But then I saw this article: Don't Make NYRs about how making NYRs is bad for your health: they add pressure and stress and they aren't conducive to long-term change. I have to agree with the author's argument. Just as strict dieting eventually leads to overeating making NYRs eventually leads to breaking NYRs.
But even though I agree whole-heartedly with the author I can't help myself; I need to make that list and check it twice, punish myself for being naughty not nice....I'm a perfectionist in every sense of the word. So despite the inefficacy of resolutions, I shall make them again this year, and probably every year and I will try valiantly to keep all of them until I inevitably crash and burn and eat that pint of Ben&Jerry's...my inevitable failure will not deter me! I will relish the challenge.
That's all for now folks!
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