Resolutions Schmesolutions

“New year, new me.”

We all say it. Year in and year out, we vow to go to the gym more, to stop eating junk food, to read more books or to swear less (guilty).

We hold true to our resolutions – that is, at least for a few weeks. But let’s face it; that no swearing resolution is just too damn hard to follow. Oops.

Many (myself included) knock the age-old tradition of coming up with a resolution before heading into the latest double-digit change. I mean, really, the clock strikes midnight and all of a sudden I’m a different, “better” person? We all know it doesn’t quite work that way. But with 2015 just a newborn, now is the perfect time to set a goal or two for yourself.

Coming up with ways to either end bad habits or to promote positive growth are never bad things. In fact, this time of self-reflection is a great way to really look at yourself, to realize your flaws, your best features, and to decide where you want to go and who you want to be.

And even if what you decide to act upon only lasts until your alarm sounds on Monday morning (damn you, Monday!), at least you’ve become more aware of the person you are in this crazy world. And maybe, just maybe, you’ll even start to curse a little less by the time 2016 rolls around.

So figure out what it is you dislike about yourself and change it. Or what it is you love to hate about yourself and learn to embrace it.

And hey, if you screw up this year, 2016 is only 300-some days away.