Thursday, 1 January 2009

Happy New Year!

Well I hope everyone had a good Christmas and stuff?? Mine was OK, but I came down with the dreaded flu bug thing... gawd I was rough. I blame Rockmother, she had a stinker, and I'd been on her site only 4 or 5 days before I got it...

Missed out on me works Christmas meal (which I'd already paid for) and me mates Christmas meal too... Still it's a few pounds less for me to try and shift in Jan. Talking of which, does anyone still bother with New Year resolutions?? Half arsed dreams that'll never make it past Jan 15th??? The top 10 resolutions are (apparently) as follows:

1. Spend more time with the family and friends

2. Get fit

3. Lose weight

4. Stop smoking

5. Enjoy life more

6. Stop drinking

7. Get out of debt (Ha! some chance!)

8. Learn something new

9. Help others

10. Get organised

So any of those ring any bells? I was delighted to see in the Telegraph yesterday that trying to stick to New Year resolutions can actually be bad for you, especially if they are aimed at personal problems or insecurities. Mind (the National Association for Mental Health) report that the pursuit of perfection and self improvement can create a negative self image and lead to feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem and even depression.

Mind chief executive Paul Farmer said: "New Year's resolutions can sometimes focus on our problems or insecurities such as being overweight, feeling unhappy in our jobs or feeling guilty about not devoting enough time to friends and family throughout the year".

So there you go, don't make any resolutions and beat yourself up about it or, alternatively, make some.... and THEN beat yourself up about it... the choice is yours!

Whatever you decide, I wish you all a healthy an peaceful 2009.

Piley

10 comments:

Nazz Nomad said...

and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you as well!

Col said...

HNY P. Mine is to stop drinking. For a while.

Anonymous said...

having tried all the resolutions you have mentioned apart from giving up smoking (and that's only cos I don't smoke) the only one I come up with these days is not to make any New Years resolutions and just take it as it comes. It's worked a treat so far.

Furtheron said...

Happy New Year...

I've taken this to a whole new level you know...

I don't make resolutions as I know that I'll fail on them. I make this decision on Boxing Day, then I beat myself up until about late Feb for being so useless I can't even make a resolution I won't keep...

Maybe my resolution should be to get some better mental health... fat chance... :-)

planet mondo said...

Happy new year to you too matey - I'm not bothering with any rezzers, but am gonna try and cut down on the stodge..


PS check your inbox - just mailed you some rarities

John Devlin said...

Happy New Year Piley,

Been a while since I left a comment but still a BIG fan of your posts and agree with much of what you speak.

I've got a stack of resolutions varying from the physical to the spiritual but basically they all boil down to one core resolution: 'SORT MY LIFE OUT'.

Catch up with you soon.
John

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Piley. Like you still suffering the after effects of that man-flu stuff. Must be frigging time-based.........every year, 3 minutes after leaving work for my festive hols :o(

Resolutions? Simple, just have the same one each year, not to have them.

Warble

Anonymous said...

I'm determind to Masterbate and drink more.

Carl.

Heff said...

Piley, I hate to inform you, but #5 - Enjoy life more & # 6 - Stop drinking, cannot be done together, lol !

Piley said...

Thanks everyone for your comments... have been feeling decidedly rough since posting this so not been near or by for a few days...

Nazz - The same to you n yours over the pond too. Hope it's a great one for you all.

Col - Pass us a Stella...

Anon - Ahhh, you've played me at my own game - Just what I do now! Works a treat!

Furtheron - Shit, you've really thought about this aint cha??! All the best for 2009 mate!

Mondo - avoidin the stodge? Ah, so THATS why you did a no show at the lads meal n booze night last week huh?!

John - Hello Mate! Good to hear from you again. Don't be a stranger! Happy New Year!

Warble - I know, it's uncanny isn't it?? I was laid out for 5 days, and still feel awful now, almost 3 weeks on. Yet another Crimbo\NY fucked!

Carl - But you did that one SO well last year?? How about somat that's a bit of a challenge??!

Heff - Well I didn't write the fuckin thing!!! Somehow I didn't think the drinking one would make your final list!!! Happy New Year Fella!

Piley