This is one of the best posts I have read in a long long time; it really made me think
Hi, friends. I have read at least 25 posts about New Year’s resolutions this year, and I feel inspired by your words. Of course, I should expect no less from the community of lovely, intelligent, honest people here.
In various ways, many of you made a poignant point–we should reassess how we think of New Year’s resolutions.
What Is Self-Improvement?
For most people, New Year’s resolutions revolve around self-improvement (or “bucket list” goals). The average list of resolutions might read:
- Cut down on sugar
- Eat more veggies
- Start using my gym membership (lol)
- Save up for a certain trip
- Try a new hobby
- Do more of (insert productive task like reading or cooking)
These are good goals. But in contemplating the idea of self-improvement, the question arises–how does one actually define self-improvement? Are there ways of improving the self that delve deeper or reach farther than “living my best life?”
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