The well-known American writer, Mark Twain, wrote: “If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you always got.” Yep, it’s that time of year to make personal promises, to jot down your resolutions and to start changing things in your life for the better.
Unsurprisingly, most people give up things in January such as alcohol, junk food and smoking. I, on the other hand, prefer to take up new things for two reasons:
- Firstly, why bother quitting things that you are keen on doing? Yes, I know: the doctor said, my partner said, the mirror said, according to experts, nutritionists, Wiki-pedia, blah de blah de blah….. Well, I say, ‘in one ear, out the other’; do everything in moderation and experience as much as you can, while you can.
- Secondly, if you try new things, you learn more about yourself as well as other people.
So, 2015, is the year I’m going to do things to improve my mind, my body and my purse, all of which can’t involve prescription medication, cooking, retail therapy or Nietzsche. Have I started, I hear you ask? Well, truth be told, no; but perhaps a nice bottle of red, a quick puff on some mushrooms and a huge slice of 4 cheese pizza will give me some inspiration!
To summarise Twain, life is short so change your world today! Moreover, remember, chocolate can’t get you pregnant but excessive alcohol can lead to poor decision making or a broken wrist! Yep, think before you drink and eat as much chocolate as possible!