Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Won’t Work Out
Making a huge change in your life is hard. So go small in 2019.
Bloomberg, December 31, 2018
It’s the most horrible time of the year. The inter-tubes are filled with god-awful suggestions of ways to improve your life. The lists, so many damned lists: Stocks to buy, books to read, explanatories as to why the bad choices you made last year will work out better next year. And, the forecasts, so many f n forecasts.
Worst of all, New Year’s resolutions that we all know I won’t keep. So instead of making promises to myself that will lead to eventual self-loathing when they don’t happen, and I have taken a different approach.
Instead, I have made a list of anti-resolutions that I can promise you as of right now neither you nor I will be able to follow. They are:
- Save more money
- Spend more time with the family
- Invest more
- Lose weight /eat better
- Read more books
- Get to the gym
- Get more sleep
- Stop multitasking
- Reinvent yourself
- Stop procrastinating/being late
Full explanation of each and why I won’t be able to accomplish any of them is here…