Yackety Yak: New Year’s Resolutions
How do you feel about New Year’s resolutions?
Am I…supposed to have feelings about it? I mean, I think they’re fine.
You don’t think the ‘new year- new me’ trope is kind of overplayed?
Not really. We’re raised to quantify everything from days to weeks to months, so when the clocks hit midnight on New Years it’s like the literal and metaphorical reset. Now personally, I’m more in the camp of: if you want to change something you shouldn’t put it off for some symbolic date. You should do it when it’s best for you and usually that isn’t January first.
So you do think it’s overplayed…?
No, no, no. I’m saying I lean more towards a different camp nowadays, but I still fully support the new year’s resolution camp. The New Year equals fresh beginnings and I completely get it.
Have you ever completed any New Year’s resolutions?
Um…I think this is the first time I’ve started something shortly after the new year and have been able to keep it up. BUT, a large part of that is because I have an ‘accountabilibuddy ’ who I exercise and meal prep with.
Interesting. Most people I know usually try to tackle it alone.
And that works for some people, but not with me- at least when it comes to fitness and health. I also have a checklist of things I want to do this year, but they don’t require habits to form or anything like that.
And you included those in your resolution’s list?
Of course. Don’t you?
No, but I think I’m going to start.
Awesome. Just maybe put it on your phone and try not to overthink it too much.