December 31, 2014: and you’re frantically running around planning your finally New Year’s Eve plans. You finally solve every last problem until you realize you haven’t made any resolutions for the new year, which starts in 10 hours.
So the list begins. You’ll work out more, eat more kale and quinoa (whatever those are), clean more… The list goes on and on. But the resolutions won’t.
Imagine a time when a New Years resolution lasted longer than a week, let alone an entire year. But you have to make that list just in case someone asks if you have a list. So there.
But wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to not have a list and then decide in January or February, when you really need to change something, that you should resolve to change. But nope, that list of resolutions is set in stone (and probably in the trash somewhere.)
Unfortunately for us, the fad of making resolutions isn’t over, and we still think that we will start our diets the next year, even though we couldn’t even keep a gym membership longer than the free trial period last January.
Resolutions get us no where. But it would make much more sense if we scratched the whole resolution idea and made smaller goals throughout the year that we could actually keep. How about working out for the next 30 days or cutting carbs for the next three months. Little resolutions solve big problems. And big resolutions lead to even bigger failures.
Let’s keep in mind that those people who are working out and eating healthier probably didn’t resolve to do so on December 31 of last year. Thus, wouldn’t it make sense to evaluate our year during the year instead of at the end of the year. I don’t know about you, but I much prefer being proactive than reactive.
So, even though it’s January 6, and you may have gone to the gym every day for the past 6 days, let’s try to make smaller resolutions that are much more attainable this year. I hope this post finds you in good health and good company and even gives you a little food for thought (while you sit there eating your kale and quinoa.) Happy reading & happy resolving.