Sunday, 4 January 2015

New Year's Resolutions

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions this year and, if you did, are they still intact?  Writing for The Guardian, Oliver Burkeman says that he has long campaigned for the abolition of New Year’s resolutions but, recognising their continuing popularity, he wants to suggest three – which he then suggests we should all take up. 

First, he suggests that we should take up meditating.  If we think we haven’t got the time, just five minutes a day will do it – but just that bit of space is worth making.  Secondly, he suggests stopping doing something this year.  This is not about giving up a bad habit, but recognising that most of us take on too many things.  What is it we could/should be giving up?  And, thirdly, he encourages us to resolve to cut everyone a massive amount of slack, including ourselves. Well, if you haven’t made your own, and you want some, I hope that these suggestions might help.  

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