Friday, 1 January 2016

New Years Resolutions Should Be For A Lifetime, Not One Year


Every New Years Day on January 1st, people are determined to make resolutions, goals, objectives, targets - whatever you may refer to them as. These include quitting smoking, cutting down on booze, exercising more and be more healthy, stuff like that. 

As for myself, I just don't see why I should tie my goals to one year. I have never been tempted or eager to make resolutions and I don't see why I should; I know I won't fully commit to something that I know will take years to achieve and fulfill, as it'll take more persistence, perseverance and dedication to make that happen. It takes several steps along the way, just to get to where you want to be. I'd rather it happened that way than to set a short -term goal and not see it through. Although it really depends on a) what the goal is and b) the circumstances that you are in and where you are at the moment, because not everyone will be at the same stage as yourself. Not every one will be like you as they have different motivations, expectations and circumstances. Financially, socially, personally-wise. 

Me personally, it becomes a waste of time and should I not meet my target, I would (probably) feel even more guilty and bad about myself. And that is not something that anyone, or everyone should experience and wish upon themselves. 


....or the month of January

Perhaps instead of making new years resolutions, create an action plan stating where you are now, the current mood you are in, as well as where you see yourself 2, 3, maybe 6 years from now with some set goals planned. I think if you think and look too further ahead in 10 or 20 years, then you are just focusing too much on what will happen much later, when frankly, one can't tell or know what the future may hold for you in 10, 20 years. 

Another thing about resolutions is that sometimes it is far easier for people who talk the talk, but can't and never walk the walk: there is a fine line between talking about doing something and actually doing it and talking about doing something -, but never getting round to doing it. That's the difference. 

So the advice is, if you want to set targets or objectives, make them lifetime objectives. And it's not a problem that it can and will take a long time to accomplish them. Take your time, take each step as it comes and don't rush. 

Why? Because life is a long journey - it is not a 100 metre sprint, and as you get older, you learn more about yourself and the type of person you are and want to be. As well as looking after and taking care of yourself, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and as importantly to feel happy on the inside and outside. As long as you do those things, then you shouldn't need to think of doing everything you want doing, all in one year. Because that is sometimes (nearly) impossible, it's too much and rather unnecessary. & in doing so you are putting a lot of pressure on yourself. 

But anyhow, have a happy and good 2016 and may your year(s) be filled with lots of joy and happiness.  

My Favourite Pop Songs of 2015

Every year, I keep saying to myself this year cannot ever be topped when it comes to pop music but since 2013, there has been so many great songs that came out that I loved listening to over and over. Adele may have made huge (radio) waves with the hit single 'Hello', which was brilliant and her comeback album, '21' has topped the album charts worldwide, but she hasn't been the only artist who released tons of cracking singles and songs. 

This is a playlist of my chosen songs of 2015 that have struck a chord with me over the last 12 months. 



LunchMoney Lewis ft Chloe Angelides - Whip It! 



Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance



Walk The Moon - Different Colors 




Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You



Charlie Puth - One Call Away




Pia Mia feat. Tyga and Chris Brown - Do It Again 




Rachel Platten - Fight Song

 


Prince Royce feat. Pitbull & J -Lo - Back It Up



Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On 



Kygo feat. Conrad Sewell - Firestone 



Adele - Hello




Tinnie Tempah and Jess Glyne - No Letting Go 




One Direction - Drag Me Down




R. City feat. Adam Lavine - Locked Away





Ariana Grande - One Last Time 




MNEK & Zara Larsson - Never Forget You




Years and Years - Eyes Shut 




Fifth Harmony feat. Kid Ink - Worth It 




Cee-Lo Green - Music to My Soul 




 Natalie La Rose feat. Jeremih - Somebody 




Conrad Sewell - Hold Me Up 




Tori Kelly - Should've Been Us




Major Lazer - Light It Up 




Charlie Puth feat. Megan Trainor - Marvin Gaye




Fall Out Boy - Uma Thurman 




Rita Ora and Chris Brown - Body on Me 




Robin Thicke feat Nicki Minaj - Back Together 




Little Mix - Love Me Like You 


 

WSTRN - In2




Selena Gomez - Same Old Love 




Olly Murs - Kiss Me




Ellie Goulding - On My Mind 


 

Shawn Mendes - Stitches 




TY Dolla Sign feat. Charli XCX and Tinashe - Drop That Kitty 


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown 




David Guetta - Bang My Head feat. Sia and Fetty Wap (Radio Edit) 





Sigma & Diztortion feat. Jacob Banks - Redemption 
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