New year – new me, right? Our brains love these imaginary doors that we can shut behind us and move on from, as if our past could be compared to a pair of old socks, too full of holes to wear anymore or even to keep in the cupboard just in case. With the new year come the reflections, the goals, the resolutions… and all that jazz our Instagram feeds get flooded with sometime around the beginning of December (with some occasional posts still popping up until around mid February). But let’s face it – the chances are that we screwed up the year 2017, most likely badly, so what gives us the sudden confidence to think that we can magically not do exactly the same this time? You have no answer? Well, maybe the question you should be asking yourself instead is how to ruin your year – and how to do it in style.
We are all experts at not delivering. Do not trust people who claim they are excellent at everything they touch. They’re either robots, lizards or both. Either way, stay away from them.
And, since we are of course doomed to repeat our mistakes over and over again, the best we can do is embrace our flaws and make sure we break the Biggest Screw Up of the Year record – as it is the only one we have a shot at.
If you’ve been around for a while, you should already know how to ruin your day or your work, but this time we are going to break the bank – I am going to teach you how to ruin your year just as it starts, from one master ruin-er to another. [Read more…]