A New Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Happy new year (I was about to say, before looking at the calendar and realising I’m nearly three weeks too late for that).

It’s taken me all this time to realise that 1) it is, in fact, January and 2) (stop press) I’m not getting any younger. (Do let me know if you ever meet anyone who is, in fact, getting younger.)

Of course, wasting time is one of those things I am actually quite good at (there will be a blog post dedicated to this noble art, for anyone who hasn’t quite got the hang of it) but as I hurtle deeper into middle age I begin to think it might be a good idea to try and be a little more careful with it.

So what next? As a notverygood I’m not about to start developing talents I don’t possess, or fulfilling ambitions I was much too lazy to have in the first place. So here’s a more modest resolution.

Whatever you’re doing: if you’re not enjoying it and nobody’s life depends on it, stop. Or at least think about ways of doing less of it in future. One thing we do all know about the future is that you never have as much of it today as you did yesterday.

Yes, I think I’ll be able to stick with this one (any resolution with ‘doing less’ in it works for me). How about you?


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