Every new year you see articles and posts all around you discussing new year’s resolutions. Very often people make lofty promises to themselves which they usually break before the end of January. Today I ask you to name 5 “Anti – resolutions” or “Un – resolutions “
5 Things You Plan Not Doing This Year
Here’s my list :
Trying to do too much.
Growing up, ‘not wasting time’ was instilled in me as the ultimate key to success. This indoctrination has led me to multi task all my life, trying to be as productive as possible . I recently discovered that I was slave to ‘toxic productivity’ , a concept I intend exploring further. This year I’m going to try being less productive.
Sometimes I tend to go out of the way for people even without their asking. In return, I expect my efforts to be if not reciprocated, then at least appreciated . This usually doesn’t happen and I end up feeling bad. I hope 2023 is the year when I stop expecting things of people.
Getting sucked into other people’s negative vibes
Some people have an aura of negativity and this rubs on to whoever they connect with. I am generally a ‘glass half full’ kind of person, but those who see their glass half empty have a depressing effect on me. This year I will try to be impervious.
Falling for emotional blackmail
Certain people are very good at using guilt to coerce people into doing their bidding. I often fall prey to such manipulation. This year I plan to not let them push my buttons.
Allowing toxic people to get to me.
Some people are rude, inconsiderate or plain nasty. Although I know they are toxic I still feel bad about what they do or say to me or about me. I’m trying to learn to ignore them but it is an uphill task.
How about you? What are the things that you plan to not do in 2023? I would love to know.