I can honestly say that in all my life I have never made a new year’s resolution. Not because I am anywhere near perfect but simply because I am well aware that I do not have the willpower to see it through – or the won’t power, depending on whether it’s related to starting something or quitting something.
New year’s resolutions date way back to ancient times when they were largely to do with farming and the seasons. In more recent times, at the beginning of the 1900s, resolutions were very much religion based or spiritual in nature.
These days, resolutions are more about self-improvement, such as getting more exercise, losing weight, or quitting smoking. My doctor once told me to quit smoking and alcohol, so I gave up going to that doctor.
I guess I could be described as being weak-willed yet when I take on any job or project I will invariably give it my all. A contradictory combination. I am also a cantankerous old geezer, but I am old and male so that just goes with the territory. I guess I could try to be more patient and understanding… nah, that’s not gunna work.
You know what? I just thought of something I could set as my new year’s resolution; I hereby resolve to choose movies on Netflix more quickly and decisively so I actually get to hit the play button before falling asleep.
Anyway, I wish each and every one of you all the best for a safe and healthy 2023.
Are you making or have made a new year’s resolution? Let us know in the comments.