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Is it worth making New Year's resolutions? [DISCUSSION]

Re: Is it worth making New Year's resolutions? [DISCUSSION]

by Mateusz Krzemiński -
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When I read this post for the first time, I didn't really see how to refer to the topic, but I didn't notice the link to the article which turned out to be a good thought generator on this topic. Thank you Teechah for it!

Generally, I like resolutions. I believe that the process of analyzing my own life, behavior and identifying points requiring change is a creative process and I like to implement it in my life. I like to become a better person and resolutions help me in this. Usually, I chose the New Year, or a special time (like Lent or Advent) - but I think it's natural - introducing changes is associated with a new beginning, and dates such as the New Year are connected to something new that is coming. For daily work on yourself, I recommend the GTD method - it requires improving the systematicity and regular control of your own tasks, goals and their implementation.

I notice that it is much easier for me to add something positive as a resolution than a negative one. For example, it is easier for me to realize "I will eat salad for breakfast every day" than "I will never eat fast food again." I recommend this style of resolutions, negative ones are often killing us, it's easier to suspend the entire resolution after one failure. Positive resolutions forgive more smile

From the attached article I choose one main idea for myself - I will approach the chosen goals more realistically. Each of us has our own challenges in life, for some it's work, for others it's children, others take up hobbies, others take care of animals - you can't sort it out, it doesn't matter what keeps you busy - but you have to be aware that when you set unrealistic goals, goals for which we don't have time can only lead to self-criticism and depression.

Last but not least - big resolutions often include changes in other people as well - this is probably a big mistake. Everyone can change themselves, but not others. It seems to me that when I decided something, I often expected that the other person would also change smile Resolutions should concern what we can influence, not other people.

I will be happy to discuss your thoughts, ways to make good resolutions, challenges, let's use this forum to exchange thoughts in English smile