New Year’s: Get Over It

Adults are freaking crazy. “Oh snap, playa! The counter on number of times the Earth has revolved around the Sun since Arbitrarily Decided Religious Event X has changed. Let’s get drunk and make promises to ourselves that we’re not going to keep.”


Here’s some reading to help you calm the heck down and stay off the resolution bandwagon:

  • Potheads, Planners and Players | AJATT | All Japanese All The Time
  • Automated Discipline: How To Stay On Track All The Time | AJATT | All Japanese All The Time
  • Making Yourself Happy

    “New Year’s Resolutions are behaviorally unsound. In order to keep doing something, we need periodic reinforcement, like recognition or reward. That is lacking with New Year’s Resolutions. Usually New Year’s Resolutions are too grandiose, like: I’m going to get myself fit this year. Or, I’m going to finish my MBA this year. Too much for most of us.In setting goals, you can be happy if the goal is doable — something, that is within your power to accomplish in a relatively short period of time. It is like playing tennis with someone close to your skill.”

  • ‘One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way’ by Robert Maurer
  • “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy

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  3 comments for “New Year’s: Get Over It

  1. January 3, 2012 at 00:43

    I always found it funny how so much of the world has a getting down to business type attitude when it comes to new year’s resolutions, yet Jan 1st is typically a holiday…

  2. Thomas Smith
    January 3, 2012 at 06:53

    You can make decent Resolutions. Mine is:
    Compulsory: Do 1 hanzi, or 1 sentence, on 300 of the days in 2012.
    Optional: Revise numbers upward.

  3. January 3, 2012 at 11:13

    And let’s not forget: Ditch your resolution; it’s time for a language mission!

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