John Oliver took a brief vacation from his hiatus to discuss New Year’s resolutions which he characterized as ‘the exact middle ground between lying to yourself and lying to other people’.‘Let’s be honest we’re a few days into the new year now and if you haven’t broken your New Year’s resolutions yet statistically you are about to’ he began.‘That can be depressing. But don’t panic all hope is not lost’.
The ‘key point’ about resolutions Oliver said ‘isn’t how to keep them but how to revise them when you’ve failed’.
If you’ve resolved to exercise more this year instead of limiting the definition to ‘going to the gym’ just redefine exercise as ‘anything that gets your heart-rate up’ like ‘waking up late for work’ or ‘taking a pregnancy test’.‘That way’ he said ‘you haven’t failed in keeping your New Year’s resolution — you’ve just succeeded in a different way’.(cont..)(ed:..i went easy on myself with the resolutions this year:..i set the bar pretty low…’do the dishes!’.. was about it..and i did them..so it’s done..that resolution....and i can now both feel good about fufilling said new years’ resolution..and ‘cos i can now relax again ’till next new year..)