Happy New Year everyone!
Today is the first day of 2019 and, as is always the case at the beginning of any year, it is customary, arguably obligatory, to come up with a list of ways to self improve.
Because there is no better way to start January, that most miserable of months, than by listing all the ways that we’re inadequate and then committing to unrealistic goals that we have no chance of achieving, just to really ensure that our self esteem is really at rock bottom by the time February rolls around.
In previous years I have not taken the notion of New Year’s Resolutions as seriously as I could.
And this year will be no exception.
Last year I set the bar particularly low and set myself some resolutions that were basically quite mundane things I was already planning to do.
However, I feel it is possible to lower the bar even further so this year’s resolutions will be less about changing things to make me a better person but rather committing to ‘not changing things’ so I definitely don’t become a worse person.
I am mildly optimistic that I will achieve all of this year’s targets.
They are as follows:
- I’m going to continue not drinking whisky, mostly because I don’t really like it. That’s probably a good thing though right? Although I will still be drinking plenty of wine and beer…
- I definitely won’t take up smoking.
- I’m not going to start actively using Social Media (aside from this blog, which barely counts anyway) and in particular I’m going to avoid using Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Mostly because I don’t really know what any of those things are.
- Thanks to Brexit, I’m going to continue to keep my carbon footprint relatively low by not travelling abroad for the foreseeable future.
- I’m not going to commit to a life of crime. Unless I’m certain that I’ll get away with it.
There we go – I’m sure I can achieve all of those things.
I’m feeling more virtuous already.