As a matter of fact, it's best to do a whole lotta nothing.
Making a 2019 New Year’s Resolution (or any year for that matter) is a waste of time and you shouldn’t feel any sort of remorse for failing one or even avoiding creating one in the first place.
A New Year’s Resolution is nothing but the act overexerting yourself to strive for the impossible. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather save my energy...for later. Every year people make these big ass goals and every year, time and time again they fall face flat come mid February, at the latest. Sometimes it’ll barely even hold up for a week.
Don’t do this. Don’t set any goals this year. Don’t fall for the Resolution Trap.
Set a goal of not setting any goals, if you absolutely insist on having any type of New Year’s Resolution idea for 2019. Better yet, set a Lazy Goal -- something so simple and thoughtless you know you’ll achieve it no problem.
Instead of making the goal to loose “x” pounds or make “x” money or whatever. Just make the goal of “I’m going to do ONE push up or I’m going to make ONE dollar. Not only will you be able to brag that you successfully accomplished your own New Year’s Resolution, but also you will actually feel that sense of accomplishment. You will feel pride rather than disappointment that most other people will feel chasing after their goals.
So for New Year’s 2019 take pride in creating a Lazy Goal for yourself then embrace it.
Typically, when you create a goal, you’re not doing it out of any sort of passion or desire. Rather, you make it out of a sense of obligation in the story of arch of what you should do be and who you should be.
This is your story though and you can be your own procrastinator self.
As Jac Julien said in a recent interview on the ProcrastiN8r Podcast: "Stop Shoulding yourself!"
Further, you make this goal out of a standard that you don’t have, personally; it is something you’re doing to simply conform to the expectations of a hardworking society. Well, we’re building a community of procrastinators here. Conforming to hard work societal expectations is not something we do.
You see yourself as “lazy”, as if perhaps that’s a bad thing, because you feel chasing after dreams and standards that were indoctrinated in you, taught to you by society or religion or even family, is misaligned with what you truly want to do.
A goal you feel obliged to do is not one you are committed to, it’s one you’re forced into doing. And if there’s anything we human procrastinators despise most, it’s being forced to do something against our free will.
If you choose a goal that you find no comfort and satisfaction in, there’s a disconnect between your desire and what you’re doing. You feel alien to your own actions and thus end up failing because your true lazy self, subconsciously, wants to sabotage goals that interfere with your freedom and happiness.
The separation is further augmented by the fact that you see yourself “in the future”. You are so distracted by who you should be and where you should go that you pay no attention to who you are and where you are right now.
Omitting a big 2019 New Year’s Resolution allows you to live fully in the present and relax in your own Lazy Island, your mental place of peace, happiness and freedom
Live in the present instead of in some far off version of reality that will likely never come to be.
If doing what you want makes you lazy, then so be it! Do what you want.
You’re actually more likely to reach the Super Hero version of yourself, the dream reality you have in mind when you focus on little Lazy Goals, rather than the one BIG Resolution.
It’s okay to keep the “bigger picture” in mind, but make sure the bigger picture is your own original painting and you aren’t just paining by numbers, adding color exactly how and where you’re expected to.
Lay down in your own COUCH. Create your own path. You’ll get there ...eventually.
Remember, “there” has to be what you actually want, and not what is expected of you. Otherwise, you’ll create an abyssal stretch, a large canyon, unnecessary space between who you are and who you want to be and that’s way too much work to cross.
Attaining freedom is your ultimate goal and you will never do that if you live life in a chain of obligations and duties to perform certain tasks and rituals.
Stop making yourself feel like a loser by creating unrealistic goals. Sure, you’re lazy but you’re a lazy WINNER.
You do “just enough”. You create goals that are just enough. You move just enough.
You are just enough, and you can accept that because you’re lazy.
Have yourself a Lazy Little Christmas and a Slothful New Year,
P.S. If you really want to make the most out of New Year’s Resolutions, go ahead and buy/flip some scales on eBay. So many people are trying to loose weight and those things sell like hot cakes around this time of year.