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All those New Year’s Resolutions …

02 January 2014

In the words of a certain Mr. Oscar Wilde, ‘Good resolutions are simply cheques that men draw on a bank where they have no account’.

We take a bit of a rosier approach to the whole idea of the New Year’s resolution than the old grumpy genius; if you set reasonable targets then there’s absolutely no reason why you won’t come out at the end of 2014 a more satisfied person.

Did you make any resolutions? Here’s a smattering ours, the ones we think we’ll be able to follow right through the year!

1. Don’t get lost in the digital world. Attachment to smartphones and social networks is a major factor in fostering a lack of spiritual satisfaction in the world today. You won’t miss too much by only checking your phone every hour or two. Out of sight is the answer, so we’re keeping ours in our pockets, not on our desks. There is an off switch too!

2. Sign up for an official race. Too many people get lost in the in specificity of the eternal ‘get fit’ resolution. But by signing up for an event later in the year, be it 5K, 10K, or even a marathon, it provides something tangible (and perhaps slightly terrifying) to push on towards.

3. Keep in contact with friends. Never has society been worse at this … and the rise of Facebook has actually considerably diminished the quality of friendships. But, it’s a fact that it’s never been easier to keep in contact with old friends. So, we’ll be instigating meeting up with friends and family at least once a week - there’s nothing better than a good gossip with old mates.

Good luck keeping them all up and don’t get disheartened if you falter a few times; it’s all about learning how to get up when you fall.


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