I’ve just returned from my longest vacation-from-blogging that I’ve had in the the 3 years since I’ve been writing this blog.
Some of it had to do with poor internet access where I was traveling; it was supposed to be a ‘first world country’ but had ‘third world’ internet access. But, that was also probably a side effect of the second reason that I didn’t post: I was too damn tired/busy from touring.
I made the ‘mistake’ of agreeing to take a two week educational/discovery tour with a busload of other families from my childrens’ school: whilst educational, it was hardly a vacation! On the bus / off the bus … next historical site … on the bus / off the bus … three to four times each day. Crawl into bed each night exhausted, on the bus again by 8am the next day.
And, being a group tour, the hotels were set at the lowest common denominator: around 3 stars, hence the poor internet access.
Now, this probably sounds like fun to my main readership base (sub-30’s singles or young couples / no kids) … the rest of you are nodding in silent agreement: there comes a point where Hilton-hopping is REALLY what you need in a vacation!
Anyhow, we’re back and enjoying Resort Cartwood (i.e. home) with it’s huge landscaped and tiled 5-star surroundings, pool, tennis court, home theater, and so on … who needs a holiday away from home!
We celebrated New Year whilst away … which really means that we did nothing but had a wonderful view of the fireworks from our hotel window.
But, it did get me thinking:
Why make resolutions on New Year?
Does that mean that you wait – on average – 6 months to finally build up the courage to ‘resolve’ to do something that you already know is important for you to start doing / quit doing?
Does that mean that you put off for an average of 6 months that which you ALREADY know you must change?
Does that mean that New Year Resolutions are yet another means of justifying procrastination?
Does that mean that you build up the change to such a crescendo that by the time New Year comes and you – for some reason – fail to succeed in making the change, you’ll be too ashamed to try again (at least until 10-12 months later when the next New Year comes around and you build up the courage to ‘try’ again)?
So, why not have a New Day’s Resolution?
If you have something that you need to change, don’t wait until a New Year to resolve to change it, wait until the next day?
Well, I even have an issue with that!
You see, why delay – even a tiny bit – by RESOLVING to do anything?
Why not just DO? Now!
And, don’t even fool yourself into ‘trying’; do as Yoda says:
Try Not. Do or Do not. There is no try.
That’s why I’ve just resolved to never again make another New Year Resolution … at least, not until next year 😉