Resolutions suck (or don’t they?)

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Every year we make resolutions that we keep for as long as the end of January (maybe less) only to remember them again around June (should’ve kept that gym membership) and once again before the end of the year – I have written myself many articles titled My best moments from 2015 (or more accurately What I wished I’d done instead if you read between the lines… )

so why do we keep making these promises to ourselves? Do we enjoy punishing ourselves when we realize we didn’t lose that extra pound or didn’t read as many books as we intended because we were busy doing other things? Which happen to be our life, too? Well I don’t know about most people! But I keep making them because:

a) they are fun! 

b) they make you feel you could do anything you like (although, who am I kidding when I write I’ll take at least one team sport this year?)

c) they really motivate you (well, sometimes, at least) – it’s always easier to do something when you have set an actual goal, it makes it (a little) bit more difficult to slump and procrastinate, and it gives you a thing to aim for when you are at your lowest.

tip: make sure to squeeze a few actually realistic goals, such as eat less processed foods or drink more fresh juices if only to feel that you’ve at least succeeded in some of your goals and spare yourself some guilt and loathing at the end of the year. 

Μy 2016 motivation mantras are:

  • Look forward and work hard for your goals
  • Leave  anything that doesn’t make you happy behind
  • Don’t devote time nor energy to people that treat you like you are ordinary!
  • Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle
  • Believe in yourself and take courage and inspiration from all the things you have already achieved! Remember: nothing was ever given freely to you. You are the designer of your own course in life.


9 σκέψεις σχετικά με το “Resolutions suck (or don’t they?)

  1. Ο/Η magikifoni λέει:

    Τέλειοοο!! Ιδίως το τελευταίο κομμάτι με τους στόχουςς!
    Συμφωνώ δεν είναι ανάγκη να τους πετυχαίνουμε όλους, αλλά το να θέτουμε όσους περισσότερους επιθυμούμε αυτόματα ίσως αυξάνει και την πιθανότητα να επιτύχουμε περισσότερους απ’ όσους αρχικά θα πιστεύαμε! 🙂

    Καλή σου μέρα, κι εύχομαι να πετύχεις όλα όσα θες μέσα σε αυτήν την χρονιά!

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    • Ο/Η metaphrasi λέει:

      Ευχαριστώ πολύ!!! Ναι! και μια γνωστή μου life coach μου είχε πει να μη λέμε «θα προσπαθήσω» γιατί έτσι αφήνουμε περιθώρια αποτυχίας λέει και μας ρίχνει ψυχολογικά! Δεν έχω αποφασίσει ακόμα αν συμφωνώ αλλά το σκέφτομαι!!!

      Καλό απόγευμα και εύχομαι το ίδιο!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ο/Η otl1987 λέει:

    Nice post! What I believe is that everyone should just listen to one’s self and do what they feel suits them. I decided to not set any reading goals for this year, because I have other ones that are more urgent and setting a reading goal would just put on me that extra little stress that I don’t need. Bottom line, enjoy what you do, goals or no goals. 🙂

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  3. Ο/Η Translartisan λέει:

    Loved the post, Foteini! I’ve come to make the same resolutions for the past few years; I never managed to fulfill them in ONE year 🙂 But I’m making progress, and that’s all that matters to me! I’ve also found that making them known to others help me be more committed to keep them. Happy year! I look forward to reading you again soon ❥

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