I haven’t blogged in a while – happy belated new year

It’s the 22nd of January. You know what that means right? It’s almost February.

I wish you all an extremely belated happy new year. I haven’t blogged in two months. I’ve been chastised by many about this and I’m sorry. If you refer back to my first blog post though,  you’ll note that I said ‘I’m the absolute epitome of procrastination.’

On that note, I’m going to confess I made absolutely no new year’s resolutions. Personally I don’t think they’re of any relevance. They’re standards that we abruptly set ourselves because the last few digits of the year have changed. Standards that are almost certain to fall, resulting in the inevitable breaking of our new year’s resolutions. I prefer make myself promises and set myself aims. It’s a lot more realistic.

We can’t just start at the top when we’ve spent last year perhaps at the bottom or in the middle. We should give ourselves something to work towards, that way we won’t feel discouraged and think we’ve failed as soon as we fall at a hurdle. Resolutions are setting ourselves up for a fall, aims give us the opportunity to turn those obstacles into triumphs and carry ourselves further.

Amongst others, my main aim is to procrastinate less, if not stop altogether. I have a long list of blog posts still to be published and a to-do list that’s going to take some serious work to even scale down to manageable. I’m going to try my best.

When it comes to December 31st, 2011, you shouldn’t be thinking about all the resolutions you never kept to. Reflect on your aims and be content with what you were  able to achieve.

New Year 2011

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