Mum About Town

Emma is a freelance writer, lifestyle blogger and online marketer. When she’s not writing, she gets down with her Smalls, bigs-it-up with Him and swans around London reporting for her blog.

NY Resolutions

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on Tuesday, 07 January 2014
The pressure is on. That new year, new you type of pressure that is only conjured up by… yourself. But, as I sit here trying to work out what on earth my resolutions should be, I’m wondering why I didn’t feel compelling to improve myself on 30th November. I mean, what’s the big deal, this is only a new month. A new month which just so happens to fall at the beginning of the year.

2013 was just fine. My tax return was (almost) late, I lost both car keys and had to have the car towed away (at huge expense), I told a hideous client to take a running-jump and I had to have yet another boob operation, but the year really was just fine.

Anyway the statistics are bleak: only 8% of those who resolve actually stick to their plan. Mostly the resolutions we aim for are unrealistic, sadistic and plain old boring. Who wants to feel that they HAVE to read four books a month, send a handwritten letter to an old aunt or give up something fun that they enjoy (despite it being terrible for their health)?

If your new year’s resolution is to diet, I bet you’re reading this with an empty tummy and a sour face. And if you’ve promised yourself to visit the gym more often over the next 12 months, then I’m afraid you’re the worst statistic of all. You’re absolutely destined to fail.

Honestly, I don’t resolve to change too much of myself this year. And I’m welcoming 2014 with open arms.

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