I used to be like everyone else, making a bunch of resolutions on January 1st each year, only to bail on them shortly after. A few years ago I came to my senses.
New Year’s resolutions rarely work because the reason for making them is wrong. Deciding to make a change in your life because it’s a new calendar year is pretty dumb. A year is just a number. Same idea goes for your birthday. January 1st and a birthday are two logical times of the year to reflect on your life, but isn’t that something you should be doing a lot more often than twice a year?
Any change worth making in your life is worth making today, even if today was a Tuesday in the middle of April. Each date on the calendar is just that, a date.
I say skip the New Year’s resolutions this year. If you want to make a change, set a specific goal, with a short time frame and get started as soon as you can. Make a change because it’ll improve your life or the life of someone else. Don’t make a change because of the date on the calendar.