New Year’s resolutions: why do we bother?

As we get to the end of every year we start to reflect and look back on all the things that we could have done better throughout the year. But the real question is why do we bother why do we do this to ourselves every single year?

The last few years I’ve saved my New Year’s resolutions electronically – so I have a record of all my resolutions, I have a record of all my failures in other words.

And here I am, once again at the start of yet another year, making resolutions that I’m probably not going to keep. So why do we do it why do we do this to ourselves? What’s the point?

What’s the point?

You could say, having a new years resolution gives you some kind of hope, some kind of hope that the next year will be better than the one that just passed. Well that’s what I like to think anyway. I also like to think of it as a chance to reflect on what really happened last year. What went well, what went badly.

None of us are perfect and I’m sure that none of us have had the perfect year. Right? I’m always trying to improve, trying to get better at everything that I do, trying to train my brain so I can be a better person. I’m sure you do too.

It doesn’t always work but does that mean we shouldn’t try?

And that transition brings us nicely onto this years resolutions. But first, let me show you last years resolutions. 👇

So out of all of those resolutions – I managed ONE! And it was one that you could say is the most objective, determined by me as to whether I think I did it or not. There is no definite answer. I conveniently chose to check the box, meaning I think I passed the challenge. I have some examples to back me up but I’m not sure I can put them all on here.

And what about this year? This year’s resolutions are below. 👇 . In the video, I explain why I have chosen them and what I think of resolutions in general.

What are your resolutions? Or do you think it’s just a waste of time? Let me know what you think in the comments.


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