I get the overall gist of making New Year’s resolutions, and I get the feel-good excitement of promising to do better, starting over, clean slate, all that jazz. And if the New Year is the only time you pause to evaluate where you are and make plans for tweaking your path, then I suppose it’s as good a time as any.
My issue with New Year resolutions is that there is nothing truly magical or unique about a new year. It’s a day like any other, with a slightly different number attached to it. All in all, it’s just another 24-hour period and a flip of a calendar page with no special significance.
There is nothing that can be done or changed on New Year’s Day, then, that couldn’t have been changed the day before, or the week before, or the month before. So doesn’t waiting until New Year’s Day just delay positive changes you could be making now?
That is my resolution for this year: every day can be a new start and an opportunity to make a change, so don’t wait until an arbitrary turn of the calendar page. If it needs to change, then do it now, not later.