New Year’s Resolutions. How did they become a thing?

As many of us curse ourselves for continuing to write down ‘2012’ on various forms for the next few weeks many more of us will break promises that we have made to ourselves in wake of the new year. Personally I’m going to dread going to the gym since the next six weeks is pretty much the worst time to go ever if you’re already a regular. But I digress.

Then there are those who feel that the concept of New Year’s Resolutions are silly. Why pick that particular time to plan a life change? Shouldn’t you try to improve yourself year-round? Until earlier today I was in that mindset myself.

But then I thought about the things I would like to change in my life. I thought about how I spend too much time on Reddit/other pointless timekillers and less time doing things like socializing or even finishing my massive back log of games/books/albums I’ve yet to listen to. That led into me thinking about how I could probably be a better significant other at times, and from there I started to think about things I could change about myself.

In the shower just now it hit me. New Year’s Resolutions are important because it’s a reminder to sit down and think about our problems rationally and come up with solutions. Even if we generally fail at said solutions many people wouldn’t even attempt them had they not been forced to think about what it is they would want to change in the first place. I felt a little stupid because this way of thinking is exactly the type of thing I was taught is extremely important when I was in therapy for my Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and as such I feel like I should’ve figured this out long, long ago.

So with that said I’m going to attempt to get off the temp train this year (For those who aren’t in the know, I’ve been working a variety of temporary jobs for quite awhile now), try to be more proactive with my hobbies (And spend less time looking at badly captioned photos and live streams of games I don’t even care about [Except for you Jay, there’s always time to hassle you ha ha]), put some effort into making bees interesting again (Instead of copping out and using MS Paint all the time) and stop telling my girlfriend that she’s a poopface all the time.

Or at least do it less frequently. ❤

Speaking of her, she went out last night but left me this little note. She’s kind of the best.

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Things to keep in mind while you vote tomorrow.

Many of you may be heading off to the polls tomorrow to cast a your vote for the American
Presidency. However with this responsibility comes a grave danger. How will you entertain
yourselves during those long lineups? Smartphones make this much easier to endure, but for
everyone else here’s a survival guide on how to stave off boredom during this crucial time:

First and foremost, don’t be afraid to try and fistbump as many people as possible (If
they’re willing of course.). Not only are the reactions generally amusing, but you could
even make a friend or two. This will help when your choice of president loses the election
and you need someone to talk to about how everything in your life/country is about to go to
hell.

Once that gets old, wait a couple minutes and then meow very, very gently. If nobody looks
around just wait another minute and try again. If somebody does look, look around as well. Try
to act just as confused as they are. If they accuse you deny it the best you can. This
should help kill a few minutes.

A ball in a cup never, never goes out of style. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen one of
those toy paddles with the ball attached in awhile either. But no yo-yos. You’re not in
high school.

When you’re near the front of the line, take out a coin and flip it. Regardless of which
side you catch it on mutter something along the lines of “Well, that wasn’t who I had in
mind but okay.” and then proceed to vote for who you were planning to vote for anyway.
Sometimes to be entertained you must become the entertainer.

Hopefully this makes the whole process much easier for you. Happy voting! ❤