Thursday 1 January 2015

New Year Resolutions. Or not.

As is traditional for this time of year, I have been considering new year resolutions.
Things I have considered, in no particular order:

  • give up smoking
  • give up drinking
  • do more exercise
  • do something philanthropic, which given limited cash means volunteering, at the local school, maybe
I find that my intentions are significantly stronger when I've had a few drinks, having ditched any concept of exercising and I'm outside enjoying a smoke.  Oh dear.

According to the source of all knowledge (Wikipedia):
A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail
Ah... I've read some Richard Wiseman material and liked it, so I'm going to roll with Mr Wiseman.
If I set any resolutions or goals, I'm likely to fail (88%...!) and therefore, the only way to ensure success in 2015 is to avoid defining any resolutions.

Happy New Year to you.

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