So here we are again, January the 1st, the day of making new years resolutions! You might think that as a Washington D.C. escort my idea of a resolution would be something like “find more men to have sex with.” Not true! Hey, I may be an escort, but I’m also in most ways just a regular gal!
Before we begin to make them we should understand what they are and the history behind these resolutions so settle down and get comfy for just a few minutes and I will tell you just what I found out when searching for the history behind such a popular January 1st pastime.
The tradition of making New Year’s resolutions began during the reign of Caesar. At the time, New Year’s resolutions were of a moral nature, such as being kind to others.
These days New Year’s resolutions are generally more personal like loosing weight, getting a promotion, stop smoking, drink less, paying off the credit card bill, having more sex, joining the gym etc, etc and actually American statistics show:
- 45% usually set New Year’s Resolutions; 17% infrequently set resolutions; 38% absolutely never set resolutions.
- Only 8% of people are always successful in achieving their resolutions.
- 19% achieve their resolutions every other year.
- 49% have infrequent success.
- 24% (one in four people) NEVER succeed and have failed on every resolution every year. That means that 3 out of 4 people almost never succeed.
Of those who do set resolutions (these add to more than 100% because some people set multiple resolutions):
- 34% set resolutions related to money
- 38% set resolutions related to weight
- 47% set resolutions related to self-improvement or education
- 31% set resolutions related to relationships
The less happy you are, the more likely you are to set New Year’s Resolutions. This is especially true for those who set money-related resolutions: 41% are not happy, 34% are moderately happy, and 25% are happy.
And here’s the punchline — there is no correlation between happiness and resolution setting and success. People who achieve their resolutions every year are NO happier than those who do not set resolutions or who are unsuccessful in achieving them.
When looking at these statistics, surely making a resolution has a high possibility to causing retribution. When we don’t succeed with something we have put massive emphasis on we end up punishing ourselves mentally and feeling like a failure. We feel guilt for the fact me were unable to stick to our high aspirations and goals, we then have more chance of actually becoming more disillusioned than we were to begin with so for me I am not so sure that the entire human race making these “resolutions” is healthy for us.
I try to keep my resolutions reasonable. Certainly I resolve to meet more guys and be as good in bed as possible because hey, that means more money for a Washington D.C. escort like me! And by the way, if you’re ever in town and want to look me up, check out the DC Babe Directory for a list of escorts in the area. But I also make other resolutions like eating healthier and spending more time on the little things that make me happy.
I have been making some changes to my life over the past few months and those continue to stay with me as before with pretty decent amounts of success but if I start to worry or give myself a hard time about it I begin to fail. A self fulfilling prophecy I wonder?
On a far more trivial side, I keep promising myself a week away in the sun but feel guilty about being so selfish and I am determined to get a cleaner in to free up my time to do more enjoyable things but anyone who knows me knows I am more than likely to clean before the cleaner arrives as I am an incredibly house proud person.
Isn’t it better to accept who and what we are and try and live each day being the best person we can be to one another (and ourselves) and accept that sometimes we are going to do brilliantly and other days abysmally? As a side note, if you’re in the area and want to find out about interesting things to do in Washington D.C., check out the main tourism site for the area at washinton.org (easy to remember!).
I have decided to not make resolutions but to make a “vision board” which consists currently of a blank notice board which over the next week or so I will stick images of things I aspire to or that inspire me but before starting that I must dust the top of it and tidy up the cuttings I have left while cutting the first images out!
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