I’m not against New Year resolutions. I think that anytime you can reflect on your life and make decisions to be different it is a good thing. I do, however, believe that resolutions not backed up by commitments are pointless.
I also don’t tend to set goals for new years resolutions. I do set goals, and I do set yearly goals, but I’ve never seen them as resolutions. I tend to think about principles and ideas.
With that in mind, I realised something over the Christmas period. I have put a lot of things on hold because I didn’t believe I had the time for them. “Didn’t” past tense. I used to have hours of free time and so I became used to needing hours of free time to accomplish anything. The truth, however, is that while I might not have a lot of ‘free hour periods’ I do have a lot of free minutes that add up to hours in a week.
So my resolution is to make better use of my time. My hope is this will result in deeper friendships, more relaxation, more letters written, novel writing, blog writing and bonding with family.
So if I look back on the last two years, as a man looking in a mirror, what it shows me is there are more minutes than I realised, and therefore more things I can do than I realised – conversations to be had, stories to tell, and listening to be done.
I wish you all the best in your own new year.