Because today is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day, our Sunday Scribblings prompt for this week is Resolution. If you decide to write a post based on this week’s prompt, be sure to go back here and share your link so everyone can see how you interpreted things! Here’s what I did with it…

I’m afraid I have no resolutions to ditch this year. I chose not to make any resolutions as we moved from 2020 into 2021. And that’s because of this very day… Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day.

Actually, that’s a lie. I didn’t know that Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day was even a thing until I was planning out the Sunday Scribblings prompts. But I do tend to ditch resolutions at some point early in the year… well, in the years that I decide to make resolutions.

Usually I’m further into the year before I give up the resolutions. I’m pretty sure I make it as far as February before I turn into a quitter. But what is it that causes so many people to do this? What is it that takes us from a bright and shiny January 1 optimism to just… whatever we were before?

I know it’s not everyone. I like to believe that there could be any number of individuals out there who set goals for themselves when a new year comes along and they stick to them. They give it their everything and they achieve whatever it was they set out to do… Lose those extra pounds… Run those extra miles… Read those extra books…

I honestly don’t know what causes the quitters to quit. I don’t know what makes so many people decide to give up on whatever they’ve begun. Is it apathy? Discomfort? Busyness?

What do you think it could be? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments!

Thanks to everyone who participated this week and shared your links! Please visit their blogs, give them a follow, and take a look at how they interpreted the prompt.

  1. Gigglingfattie
  2. For the Love of Books

Be sure to come back on Wednesday for the next Sunday Scribblings prompt! Encourage other bloggers to challenge themselves with the prompt! Remember that there are no rules for what you write, other than responding to the prompt! You can write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, biography, instruction… it’s all up to you!

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3 thoughts on “Resolution

  1. I don’t make resolutions, I use Vision Cards instead. I wrote about them in one of my last blogs. I think resolutions are considered as an “all or nothing” type thing and you set yourself up for failure right away with that mentality. I prefer to have themed goal areas so if I do one or two things in each focus area, I consider it a win.

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  2. I never make resolutions but this year I did. I made a “vision google slide” and decided that this year, I wanted to have some goals in place to follow through on. Mostly because I feel I am being pulled in a certain direction in life and to make that happen, I need to have some goals set out.

    I think the reason why a lot of people ditch goals, or New Years Resolutions in particular, is that they make them too hard to obtain. Someone wanting to lose weight will cut EVERYTHING out and implement a fitness regime that will exhaust them and leave them in cravings and disappointments. Its unsustainable. Most goals I see for New Years are. Not all but most. Another thing is that it happens in January! Theres no sun, its cold, you can’t go out cos the air hurts your face, you’re exhausted from the holidays. Make the new resolution day somewhere in the middle of April or May and see how it changes! 😂😂

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