Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year resolutions

The New Year is here. A new year provides what most people long for – a clean slate. It is a chance to do all the things that we have pushed till the beginning of next year. “I’ll eat as much as I want now, and from the first of Jan I’ll go on a diet.” or “In the next year, I will start saving.”

The resolution could be anything, what matters is the emotion behind it. The prospect of having a deadline to stop procrastinating, however ironic, appeals to everyone. We like believing that with the start of a new year, we start at ground zero. And that nothing we did in the past has an effect on the New Year. It’s a new day, it’s a new start – this is the thought that gets people motivated to do the things they’ve been putting off. Because a new year means that they are not procrastinators, but doers. The whole beauty of the New Year and the basis of its appeal lies in the newness and shininess of it. The fact that the resolutions don’t last very long, doesn’t occur to people during the holiday season!

So Happy New Year everyone. On a parting note, because the next post will be in 2011, here is a joke we recently read.

Q. “What is a New Years resolution?”
A. “It’s a to-do list for the first week of January.”
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