Why Bother with 2020 New Year’s Resolutions?

This is for all you slackers, procrastinators, and other lazy folks out there. I’m with you. A new year, a new decade is almost upon us. However, today’s post, “Why Bother with 2020 New Year’s Resolutions?” reinforces my personal belief that making resolutions every year is an exercise in futility.

Why Bother with 2020 New Year’s Resolutions?

First of all, does it really matter?  CNN Philippines reported that
about three in 10 Filipinos made New Year’s resolutions for 2019. In addition, very few achieved their goals. Only three percent said they fulfilled nearly all their New Year’s resolutions.

Seven percent said they were able to achieve most of their goals.

Nineteen percent accomplished only a few.

Three percent said they failed to reach almost none of their objectives.

God bless ‘em, they might be the most honest out of all those surveyed.

Thirty-three percent of respondents in a Social Weather Stations December 2019 survey said they had a list of things they wanted to accomplish or change in 2019.

The number of Filipinos who set New Year’s resolutions was down by 13 points from the 46 percent who took part in the annual tradition for 2018. 1,200 Filipino adults were interviewed for the survey held December 13 to 16.

However, 96 percent of Filipinos in the same poll are hopeful for 2020, as am I.

Image courtesy of pixabay

Consequently, I’m not saying a person shouldn’t set goals. Nothing wrong with that. I write out a list of goals for this website almost every year. In contrast, when it comes to my own personal goals, I don’t bother.

I’m going to be 70 years old in a couple of years or so. It’s the familiar cliché, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

While my loving spouse could probably think of a million things I need to improve on, she rarely nags me. However, she occasionally comments on the two items listed below:

  • I should lose some weight
  • I should eat healthier

I have a comfortable life in the Philippines. For almost 20 years, I’ve been married to a loving, caring, beautiful Filipina. We have a big house with six Comfort Rooms on our property so I never have to wait if I have to take a poop.

Frankly, what could be better?

(Lead image courtesy of pixabay)

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.