I guarantee you know an old Scottish poem written in 1788 by Robert Burns. You might attempt to sing it every new year’s eve at the stroke of midnight. I say “attempt” since few know all the words and even few know the name of the song, not to mention all the celebratory liquids hindering remembering anything about the night in the first place. The song is called “Auld Lang Syne”…you can Google it to learn more.
One of the most remember verses is the “Should old acquaintances be forgotten” then most people fub-up the rest – oh but they try, God love them, they try.
Every year passing away is like a death of that year. We can look at it fondly or freak out that the year is finally over. We may think of things we can do to make the next year better. Even resolve to make changes that very few of us keep very long. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February 10th.
Eighty percent fail within the first 60 days! Ouch!
I believe the failure is simple – when you vow to make a change that will affect our lives without an emotional connection to why it’s important or the value and benefits of the change, it’s going to be hard to keep! Or people resolve to do something so far fetched, it’s doomed before the night is over.
How are you doing this year? Are you among the 20% who will keep their goal beyond March 1st?
Originally Posted at Chato Stewart’s Mental Health Humor at Psych Central: https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor
We’ve talked about taking medication the last few blog posts. Whether you are for medication or for something stronger and all natural like COFFEE, I feel it’s a personal choice.
Stewart, Chato. (2018). Psych Central. Retrieved on Jan 19, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/
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