Andrea Cleary: No pain, but a whole lot to gain

Two years spent in the shadow of the pandemic have shed light on what’s really important to us. So maybe this new year, our resolutions should be to be gentler on ourselves, kinder to others and more nurturing towards our planet

2nd January, 2022
Andrea Cleary: No pain, but a whole lot to gain
Maybe you should drop the self-punishing diet and gym-based resolutions this year. Picture: Getty

Have you made a new year’s resolution? If you have, it’s statistically likely that you have resolved to save money, exercise more, quit smoking, learn a new skill, lose weight, improve your relationships or some combination of the above. Our resolutions traditionally fall into distinct categories: either we give something up or we begin something new, always with self-improvement in mind.

So many of our modern resolutions are culturally manufactured, but...

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