There are just a few days left before most of us make the obligatory New Year’s promises that we may or may not keep. For me, like many, while the intention of sticking to these goals is strong, the will may be (sometimes) weak.
I propose the following: choose one realistic thing that would make your life happier and/or healthier and truly commit. Chances are, it will be something you have wanted to do for a long time and each year have promised yourself that “this is the year I make it happen” and then became discouraged by the second week in January when you went through the McDonald’s drive-thru because you CAN. NOT. HAVE. ONE. MORE. SALAD.
I think I fall into the category of EVERYONE with my list of potential resolutions:
- Eat Healthy
- Loss Weight/Get Fit
- Drink More Water
- Drink Less Wine
- Get Out Of Debt/Save More Money
- Cut Down On TV Time For The Kids
- Get Organized
- Learn Something New
- Get More Sleep
The sad part about this list is that these are the things I should already be doing because they will improve my quality of life, not because it’s a new year. Then again, whether or not I have been doing these all along isn’t the issue. The issue is that every day you strive to better yourself is a better day then it would have been if you didn’t (hey, that was pretty good!) That said, I “resolve to resolve” in 2014.
But who says you HAVE to start on Jan. 1? That is actually a terrible idea…why would you begin the morning after the night you it is your job to stay up late toasting to the New Year with bubbly (not to mention the drinks that may have lead up to the clock striking midnight)? In my world, Jan. 1 means sleeping in with an orange flavored Gatorade on my nightstand and staying in my pajamas straight through until Jan. 2.
This year, my New Year’s resolution(s) will not begin until Jan. 16. We are going to Las Vegas and let’s face it, “sin city” is no place for sticking to promises of eating healthy, drinking less, not getting anymore tattoos (half kidding), etc.
What about you? Do you believe in making New Year’s resolutions? If so, I wish you all the best in sticking with your goals. And if not, I still wish you all the best. Let’s make 2014 a great year!!