I don’t make New Years resolutions be it bookish ones or personal. I don’t believe in them; if I want to make a change in my life I just do it. Whether I start going to the gym in July or on January 1st doesn’t really make a difference in the overall scheme of things. It’s actually GOING that matters; the when isn’t important. Plus, I don’t advise kick-starting your exercise routine at the beginning of the year because you’ll be surrounded by people who don’t know what they’re doing and who’ll most likely quit before the month is up. I’d rather fail alone than collectively thank you very much! Being part of a group of quitters doesn’t exactly make me feel better about myself. “Well, everyone else gave-up so I don’t feel so bad.”
I find that making resolutions often sets you up to fail. There’s just too much pressure. As soon I put something in writing it begins to loom over my head. I prefer having things that I’d like to do instead of that I need to do. I have enough deadlines at work that I don’t need to add extra stress to my life. Reading is supposed to be fun! When you start making rules as to which genres you need to read or which series’ you need to finish it becomes a chore. Also, where do you draw the line? If I decide to exercise 3 days a week in 2013 and miss a day did I break my goal?