Resolutions

So it’s a new year and I’m sure many of us have made “resolutions.” Some are big, some are small. Some of us have a long list, some of us have a short list.  There are so many things that we can resolve to improve.  Health, being a major one. From getting in shape to quitting some addictive and destructive habit. There financial, beauty, and personal growth resolutions.  I’m sure there are many other things that people make resolutions for that I could never think of.  But why do we make resolutions? And how many of us actually follow through with our resolutions? How often does our lists of resolutions repeat itself year after year? Is there even a point in having resolutions?

I honestly can’t remember the last time I made a resolution for a new year. I was probably in high school and doing it for some class. I guess I just don’t have much faith in resolutions.  I’ve seen people make resolutions that would greatly improve their lives. But it wouldn’t take long before some excuse came along that would end their efforts in completing their resolutions. Yes, I admit, I am guilty of the giving up on a resolution. But I guess, I’ve never really had a resolution that I was serious about following through.

So again, what’s the point? I think that if you want to change something about yourself or your life, you’ll do it without needing a resolution. But you really have to WANT to change. Otherwise, no matter how many times you put it on your resolution list, it will never get done. And you usually wind up feeling depressed about not having followed through… which doesn’t usually help motivate you into pushing through.

I don’t make resolutions. Not because I don’t have anything that I’d like to change about myself or my life. But I am very happy with my life and I am working on accepting all my imperfections.  I take it one day at a time.  I’ve found that if I don’t spend my time stressed out about how I’m going to lose weight or organize the gazillion things that I need to organize, I enjoy my day and my life more. And so far it’s worked for me.

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