Wednesday, January 02, 2019

New Year's Resolutions

Do you make them? And do you break them?

Well, I least make them and try not to break them.

It helps to focus on things doable--as opposed to pipe dream resolutions.

You will NOT make yourself be a better person by making a resolution. You might make yourself a better person by KEEPING a resolution.
Just skip the resolution and be a better person.

Of course, the resolution is kind of like a To Do though, like a grocery list, you write it down, then go out and get it, then cross it off the list.
But most things worth doing are not a once and done. 

How many times have you made a resolution about something involving food?

  • Eat less.
  • Eat more healthily.
  • Eat more vegetables.
  • Eat only non-meats.

Or something involving body image?

  • Loss weight
  • Exercise more
  • Walk more

Or personal improvement?

  • Be more kind
  • Show more gratitute
  •

AHA! There's a resolution I can keep. I am setting my reading goal as 25 books this year. I will try to "review" each or at least reprise.

And I'm off...


Anvilcloud said...

I don’t do actual resolutions although I sometimes have some vague goals. Yours seems like a good one.

KGMom said...

Thanks, AC. I am more like your decription...sort of vague goals.
I find it amusing how much pundits fuss at people making and breaking resolutions.

Climenheise said...

Lois was reading something as we drove home, noting that one cannot break bad habits (so often a resolution we make); one can only replace them with good habits (a more worthwhile resolution). I haven't made specific resolutions for a long time. I don't know if I ever did. I hope that I have learned some new habits to replace some of my bad habits.

NCmountainwoman said...

I never make NY resolutions because I don't know a single person who has kept them. I'm looking forward to hearing about your books. I read at least three books at a time. Even when I had "chemo brain," I switched to lighter books with simpler plots. Thank goodness I'm back to regular reading.