Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Years Resolutions are BS...

A new year has come. I couldn't be happier. Seriously. 2013 was a freaking rolling coaster and I am just happy it's done. 
That's the good thing about this whole "Jesus died at some point so we have a year system", it's almost like going to church to confess your sins. The priest forgives you, and you move on. Clean slate. Same when a new year comes around. We put all our worries from 2013 behind us, and hope for a great 2014, even though, time hasn't really changed, it's still another day, which is the same as all other days. Anyways. We go with it. We follow what everyone is doing. Like having stupid New Years resolutions.

New Years Resolutions. What a load of BSI see : New year. New me posts all over the place. Empty promises of becoming better people, more skinny, more informed, change habits, as if we needed to give ourselves an excuse and a starting day to actually bring change to our life. As if we shouldn't always try to better ourselves and always strive on being the best person we can be. Yes I am hatin on New Years Resolutions because I find them ridiculous. They usually don't come true. You know what? I receive 8 gym pamphlets at my house on the days following January 1st. RIDICULOUS. And don't get me wrong, I believe in change, but that it can come at any time. 

With all this hating...I actually made a pre-New Years Resolution, which isn't actually a resolution but just something I wish to accomplish which came to me 2 weeks ago. I thought that instead of making unrealistic goals, or promises that we might not even keep, why not actually try to accomplish a long term objective. I came to this realization due to a number of circumstances and things that made me believe this was the type of change I needed in my life....which is to spend my time more wisely.

For 2014 - and forever - I want to build the strength and power to spend my time and energy more wisely, whether it's with the important people in my life like family and friends, with men, with work and even with myself.  I feel that I haven't put enough focus on well managing this. 

It's a very vague thing to say, but already, I have made a point to spend time with people that matter to me. And not waste it on those that hurt or serve no purpose. I have been focusing on spending more time writing - a collection of short stories actually, instead of spending way too much time on Netflix or browsing my phone. Not that spending hours marathoning season 6 of Gossip Girl is a bad thing. And totally is a good use of my time :). But.. no more spending time on things and people that aren't worth my brain time, physical time or energy, like men that aren't worth my time, when it's over, it's over. No more spending time with "friends" that are just superficial acquaintances. I will become an expert Time & Energy Manager. This is my long term goal. A hard one. But hey, someone's got to do it!

A friend of mine wrote at Christmas (he follows my blog so I hope T. you see this): "TIME is precious, it’s the only commodity you can’t recapture so spend it well and with people you love." And you couldn't have said better - Time can't be recaptured, once it's spent, it's gone. You can't go back and change. 

Time truly is a hot commodity that we don't have indefinite quantities of, so let's all make sure to spend it wisely!

Happy New Year! All the best to you and your loved ones :)


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