Saturday Selects: New Year’s resolutions are a joke


Saturday Selects is a series of posts I write the first Saturday of each month in which I discuss something unrelated to the general bookish theme of the blog. This month we’re talking about those damn resolutions everyone is talking about.

“I’m going to the gym more.”

“I’m eating healthier.”

“I’ll start looking for a better job.”

These are just a few examples of resolutions people tend to toss out just about every year. And they piss me off. I have no issue with setting GOALS for a new year. I mean, I’d hope you have some goals for yourself. But what I don’t understand is how come everyone and their mom has to suddenly decide to change just because the calendar says January and the year has changed. I don’t understand this.

I want someone to tell me why January is the only month of the year that one can decide to change for the better. I’ll wait so you can type your response…

Still waiting…

Got nothing? Thought so. It’s stupid. 330 days out of the year you’re perfectly fine with yourself. But oh wait, January comes around and suddenly you want to be better. Yeah…no.

If you really wanted to change something about yourself or do some things differently, then you’d have done so long before the new year. If you want to come up with a meaningless list of things you’re going to do differently, then that’s when you start running around telling everyone your resolutions for the new year. News flash: you’re not fooling anyone. Not even yourself.

Rant over.

14 thoughts on “Saturday Selects: New Year’s resolutions are a joke

  1. I agree making resolutions is mostly pointless. Mostly because they are just vague plans easily broken. However there is nothing wrong with looking back at the past year and deciding to make some changes. A new year is a good time to start fresh, but instead of resolutions people should make defined attainable goals with a realistic plan on how to achieve them.


  2. Very true. A long time ago, I used to make resolutions for the New Year, but over time, I thought it was silly. If there are goals or things I want to accomplish and achieve, I work toward them right away. I do not wait for a specific day to begin them and create new ones (or restart the same ones) when another year comes around.


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