Perhaps the most common resolution is a promise to remove a vice from your life-style, alcohol for obvious reasons being one of the most popular. Straight off the bat, I am not a fan of New Year resolutions. Statistically, 85% of all resolutions are a lost cause by 1st February (similarly 72% of all statistics are made on up the spot in order to make a point.) I don’t see the point in temporary, puritanically tweeted, resolutions that make a cold and wet month all the more miserable. Hurrah then for the news that abstaining from alcohol for a penitent month will do nothing to improve the health of abstainers. Hopefully this will be the start of a series of inverted resolutions:
- I resolve to go to the gym at least one time less every week
- I resolve to not get back in contact with at least 6 people
- I resolve to consistently and without discrimination, tweet facebook and tumble every thought that enters my mind, especially when on the loo
In essence, if not immediately obvious, this entry is about pursuing what you want when you want and how you want. Instead of taking things out of your life, why not add: a language, a musical instrument or visit a new country? Indulge don’t abstain.
Stuart Brill – Consultant