‘A New Year’s resolution is a promise that you make to yourself to start doing something good or stop doing something bad on the first day of the year’ – Wikipedia.
Boxing Day is normally the day where people wake up and start reflecting on their lives, thinking back to the year they’ve just had and where they’d like to be 12 months later.
Unfortunately, new year resolutions are often the same year in year out, as they are usually broken – fairly rapidly in some cases too. A quick look at the lack of attendance in gyms a few weeks down the line couldn’t highlight this better…
Maybe it would be more worthwhile to not make any promises to yourself and just take positive steps towards what you want to achieve instead?
For instance, many people decide they don’t want to be single this time next year. Therefore, now will be the time where online dating sites memberships sell like hot cakes… Yet, ask the folk in a few weeks’ time and the answer you will be likely to get is ‘Oh there wasn’t anybody right for me, I’m just destined to be on my own’.
Here is a novel idea… Why not simply expand your social circle instead? After all, the more people you know, the more likely you are to meet that special someone? And how about being a little bit more open-minded?
Don’t be short sighted and talk to everybody you meet, be interested in them and what they do – you won’t like everyone and won’t get on with all but it will certainly open your horizons. By being a bit more relaxed and less uptight about things, you are also more likely to make the right decisions. Take positive steps and lead a happy single life… this will bring you the next relationship.