My Take on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a New Year, year 2011, a week into the New Year already. Not only is it a New Year but also the beginning of a new decade. Many capitalize on the fact that it’s a New Year, to make various decisions to do or not to do certain things. It is viewed as a window of opportunity to effect changes in various aspects of their lives. But then, we always have new hours, new days, new weeks, new months etc. to make changes where need be. Why then all the fuss when it comes to New Year’s time? Is it keeping at it because it has worked well for you in the past? Or is it looking back at the wasted time, opportunities and all of the previous year and thinking of mapping some clues to help you keep focused in the year that just began?

Well, I think New Year’s time, with a stretch of a whole twelve months ahead seem to present convenient and ample time to effect change. You seem to hear or read from all over, ‘New Year Resolutions’. The way the word ‘resolutions’ is used,  say over used, makes it sound as if it were a word coined only for use during this season, to get you down to it- making those ‘New Year’s resolutions’.

There are people making a kill out of this, labeled as ‘resolutions coaches’, with the promise to make or help you achieve your resolutions and even to help you define them! I’m not saying it is bad to seek help. Question is; do you really need all that help? Are you making those resolutions because everyone else is making them, it’s the trend, or is it because you genuinely want and need to make them?

My take on this is that making resolutions is a self initiative; they have to crop from deep within you for you to keep committed to accomplishing them.

If you are up to making any resolutions, the rule is to keep them simple yet self challenging, realistic and attainable.

© Felicity ‘ @FlicShis


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deen
    Jan 07, 2011 @ 19:34:30

    Exactly, why wait till Jan 2012 when you can start something tomorrow? Oh well I m waiting to write an article on this subject too. But then again based on my commitment I need only 52 subjects to write about and you need 365. So keep noting all the titles on the phone as a note one day it will be useful.. Cheers,


    • FlicShis
      Jan 08, 2011 @ 23:04:11

      One doesn’t have to wait. Resolutions are for everyday….
      Thinking of it as 365 subjects is overwhelming! I’m up for it though, as big a commitment as it may seem.
      Thanks for your comment and suggestion as to how to get keep up to it by recording ideas on phone.
      Cheers Deen!



  2. conrad
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 23:00:09

    I am letting resolutions go this year. If I need to repent, Now is the time! LOL

    It is really funny how the gyms get full the first month of the year and then get back to normal by February!

    God bless!


    • FlicShis
      Jan 08, 2011 @ 23:11:42

      Hi Conrad!
      Thanks for your comment.
      Resolutions are good yes, but commitment seems to be an issue to many who make them.
      I think, if one is to make them, they shouldn’t be because of outside pressure, as is the case of the ‘weight loss’ resolution which ranks highest on resolution tables.
      Thanks.God bless you too.
      Cheers! Flic


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