Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Year or Belated Resolve?

It has been a month into the new year; the new decade. Any resolutions that had been made in the line up to the new year are now broken. This is the time really. After all the excitement of a change wanes, one settles into routine. Habit that was hibernating to allow for the moment, sets in once again. Yesterday is no different than today. January 2010 does not seem to make a profound impact than January 2009 did. No - if any a time was right to break resolutions and realise that time is not of essence it is now. Or is it?

Belated resolve. That is what I would like to call it. I confess that I did conform and made myself a long list - a mental list - of new year resolutions. I also made another list of new decade resolutions; just to add to the buzz of change. I was careful though, not to write anything down, just so that I would not be bitterly disappointed later at my inability to keep promises that I had made to myself. Now that all the conformity has abated, however, I can be serious enough to commit myself to change.

People often wonder how to stick to resolutions once made. For one, it needs to be engrained into one's needs. Something that drives one to achieve or do something. A resolution is often broken when it is brought to life on the spur of a moment. Spontaneity and resolve do not work hand in hand. The former is like a free bird, taking off whenever it gets the whim, while the latter has the backing of a whole system that is made up mainly of drive and motivation. Add to these any other factors that make a goal achievable.

January may be the start of a new year. For me it is February that confirms that change is about to come for this year, the next one and for the whole decade.

1 comment:

  1. i must agree.....january is when you try to stick to your resolutions but its really february where things really start.....i planned to join the gym in january...i'm joining it now! hehehe