New Year Resolutions – Yes or No?

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When I started my blog, I’d never thought that I would go into any kind of philosophic topics. As at the end of the day it would be just another opinionated post and we all have different opinions so why bother. But this time inspired by all the craziness that usually surrounds Christmas and New Year celebrations, I’ve started thinking about my New Year resolutions and here comes my first kind of philosophic post.

I’ve always had a whole list of things that  I wanted to change or start doing in the new year. At the end of the day I didn’t do most of them and then felt guilty about it. But at the end of the 2014, I’ve realised that I’m actually pretty happy with the way things are at the moment. 2014 was one of the toughest years for me but at the same time it was one of the most rewarding and productive years as well. I’ve changed my lifestyle dramatically, finally figured out what professional path I want to take and got a sense of stability that I didn’t feel for a long time. That’s why just before New Year’s eve I thought why do I want to change anything about myself – I don’t want to do that! I am happy the way I am and I am happy the way I am moving  forward. And I will just carry on and do what I am doing as I can see that it works for me. I will see how I feel in the future and will act accordingly.

So I’ve started thinking do our New Year resolutions actually symbolise a move forward or a sign of despair? Is it positive or negative thing? And you know when I compare my previous years when I had a long list of resolutions and this year when I have none, I tend to think that it’s more of a negative thing. When I wanted to change things so badly or start something new I wasn’t happy with myself. And now I believe that being unhappy about yourself is one of the scariest and most devastating feelings. When I look back how silly I was to think that as it’s another year so I need to do this and that and convince myself that my life would get better. Of course you need to have plans and dreams but based on what you have now and working on what you’ve already achieved. And if I want to do something why wait till next year and if I don’t want to do something why plan it for the next year then? I think I’ve really learnt in 2014 how to be in the present moment and to look in the future from the present perspective, through real, existing now and happy me. Now this concept of “new year – new you” does not make any sense to me! The same applies to starting new life from next Monday. I hope it makes sense…

I am sure there are lots of people who finds New Year’s resolutions very helpful, but I think I am not one of them. So no New Year resolutions for me in 2015 – just going to carry on with my life. And if I ever feel like having New Year’s resolution it would be just to be happy with myself and appreciate everything what I’ve got…

Happy 2015 my dear readers!

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