I looked back at my past post to see if I did any resolutions (and more importantly, whether I kept to it or not). I realised that while I do set long term targets, I seldom have any new year resolutions. The resolutions, if they are present, is to give myself some leeway to break my long term targets. Blur? Let me explain.
I've some perennial goals and are always present. It's always in my mind. Here's a few:
1. Save 50k per year. While the figure might change pending on circumstances, the goal is still intact, plus minus a few k. For example, my savings target this year is just 30-40k, that's because my outlook for this year isn't that great. Fortunately, I was proved wrong, lol
2. Have a fitness program. This goes on and off, mostly depending on my schedule. At least I worked hard for about a quarter to half a year (before my peak season starts), thereafter my fitness schedule goes to the dumps as work picks up. But at least my diet is the thing that can stay constant. I'm eating better food and less economic rice. While economic rice saves me money, it is very oily, salty and the food is not always the freshest nor the best parts. Tze char seems to be the costlier choice, but better in quality and I can always ask them to use less oil and salt (which they do).
3. Read 52 books a year. Always. No excuses.
These are always going to be my resolutions, so much so that they are the default mode. There's no need to dedicate one day, every year, to write them out again unless one day they proved to be suitably non-challenging anymore. From what I can see, it's not going to be any easier but harder to achieve them. So as long as they challenge me, it'll be there. Here, take a look at some of my 'resolutions' that I've written in the past:
1. Repugnant resolution (2011)
2. Resolutions: To spend more money (2011)
2. New year resolutions redefined (2010)
Firstly, that's not a lot of resolutions written since I started the blog in 2006! Secondly, my resolutions, as mentioned earlier, is all about breaking my perennial goals. Spend more money, work less, enjoy life more, eat more nonsense foods, experience more life, all written in a wishy-washy, messy manner! That's in direct contrast to my clinical and surgical goals - a fixed number by a certain fixed date. Interesting isn't it? Maybe even a bit schizophrenic.
|No, I'm not crazy! Okay, maybe just a little.|
But that's okay. I'm a complex person and I reserve the rights to be both superbly rational in one minute and a crazily emotional beast the next minute. As long as I'm happy, that's the most important condition.
Wishing everyone a fulfilling, healthy and prosperous 2015 :)