I’ve been really resentful of all the messages in my Facebook feed and all the emails in my inbox instructing me to reflect on 2012 so I can make 2013 the best year ever. I am all for reflection and thinking about what one wants (I trained as a life coach!) but there was something about the incessant “make 2013 the best year ever” messages that really got on my nerves this year. Too much pressure! Of course I’m the one who subscribed to all those bloggers so I have no one but to blame but myself for receiving all these messages, but I still feel like complaining about them publicly. There is almost something capitalist about it all. It used to be “new year new you” and now it’s “make 2013 the best year ever” and I just want to say, let’ s just lay off the pressure to reflect about what we did or did not accomplish in 2012 and enjoy 2013 without the pressure of living the best year ever.
Enjoy 2013 But Please Don’t Worry About Making It The Best Year Ever
Jan 6, 2013 | Advice, Uncategorized | 1 comment
I’m glad somebody else feels this way! I’ve never understood those messages. I
have a general suspicion of any ‘affirmation’ that encourages me to make my life more capitalist. Aside from that: If 2013 is the best year ever, doesn’t that mean every subsequent year will be worse? Who wants that? Can’t every year be special for its own reasons?
There will be at least one ‘first’ for me this year. I’m making my first Quirkyalone Day card! My friend has never celebrated the day, I’m going to introduce her to it this year.