Fansolutions – Fantastical resolutions
To achieve something over the course of a year takes a lot more than looking at the year itself. Example:
Billy wants to get his finances in order this year (he really does). How would he achieve this? He shouldn’t look at the year itself and make a sweeping statement, he should take it month by month, week by week, and day by day. Taking a look at his spending habits on a weekly basis allows him to pinpoint where he can economise his spending so that he has enough money for that cool (super cool) summer trip he wants to do. Then all it takes is the conscious effort to implement his plan. Bonza.
1. 1. Plan – Have a clear goal in-mind and split it. Think about how you need to change your daily habits to achieve these bite-size goals.
2. 2. Do – Make the conscious effort to achieve these goals, stick a post-it on your ceiling above your bed to remind you every morning. Or don’t because that’s kind of lame it’s up to you.
3. 3. Profit – Well, bonza.
I hear people come up with these fantastical resolutions that don’t really have any substance, and my view is that these fansolutions, as I shall coin them, do more harm than good. You set yourself up to fail if you don’t have a clear realistic vision of what you want to achieve, and how you are going to achieve it. In doing so you set a precedent; Oh I can’t do that anymore, it’s too late in the year and I have other more important things going on. I haven’t got time to learn how to cook Korean food this year, but maybe next year.
Rather than feeling accomplished and proud of yourself (self-love baby mmm) you feel as if it’s the same as usual and this happens every year so it’s no big deal. Real-talk: It ain’t a big deal, but then you need to ask yourself if this is something you really want.
Rather than setting overarching fansolutions set more achievable smaller ones. Each week, either on Saturday or Sunday, I’ll cook myself a new Korean dish I find on the internet and write the recipe down in a book. If I stick to this very realistic goal I’ll be constantly building towards my final goal of having the ability to cook nice Korean food.
So there it is, my thoughts on New Years resolutions. Good luck to you for 2020!