Why? Because I never made one. Ever. To me, this is just ridiculous. I admit, looking forward to a new year, a new chapter of your life and resolving make yourself better is of course a good thing, but why wait for more 300 days or so for doing something which you possibly start NOW*
(*conditions apply- unless you are waiting for the result of some test/interview you gave or waiting for a child, just saying)
“Dam it! It’s already past ‘New Year Day’, so I’ll stop drinking next year after 364 days. Till then I ‘resolve’ to lose my weight. Or virginity.”
Some of these human customs do elude me.
Perhaps people should first resolve to keep their resolutions. Resolu-ception.
By the way just for your knowing:
A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, (a system where small measurable goals are being set; such as, a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends