Sunday, January 04, 2009

Resolutions 'bad for your health'

Deciding to turn over a new leaf in the new year could do more harm than good, a mental health charity has warned.

Mind has urged people not to feel they must start 2009 armed with resolutions for self-improvement.

The charity said resolutions which focus on issues such as the need to lose weight or job worries create a negative self-image.

And if the plans fail to materialise, that could trigger feelings of failure and inadequacy, the charity said.

Mind chief executive Paul Farmer said focussing on problems or insecurities can lead to feelings of hopelessness, low self-esteem and even mild depression.

"We chastise ourselves for our perceived shortcomings and set unrealistic goals to change our behaviour, so it's not surprising that when we fail to keep resolutions, we end up feeling worse than when we started," he said.

"In 2009, instead of making a New Year's resolution, think positively about the year to come and what you can achieve."

Source : BBC News

Ridiculous, isn't it?
They are asking people not to have new year resolution as people will probably not achieving it and end up feeling failure, hopeless and depressed!
OK. I know they mean some unrealistic resolutions la,
but this is still unreasonable ma!
People should know to judge what they could and couldn't reach
and by saying resolutions, of course it means something accomplishable, although most of the time hard work and perseverance needed.. right?


ck said...

lol aku ingat u akan cakap tentang org mereka dah degeneration due 2 ni XD...

Alice See S.Y said...

ha..i'm already used to failing my resolutions.

never once ever came true...

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