With Christmas and New Year’s fast approaching resolutions are on the minds of most. Are you part of the majority who makes resolutions? If you do, do you keep them? Or, are you part of the minority who don’t make them because you know you won’t keep them or think resolutions are ridulous?
Me…I use to be a part of the majority. I would make resolutions each year and promise myself that this would would be the year I would actually keep them. But, I didn’t. So, I stopped making them. That way I wouldn’t feel like such a horrible person for not keeping them. What I found out was this….I was making all the wrong resolutions and setting unobtainable goals. Essentially, I was setting myself up for failure.
So this year, I have decided to start making resolutions again. But this time, I’m going to set goals for myself that I know I can reach. For example, I’m going to make a concerted effort to spend more time with my family. Meaning, once dinner is over…so is my time on the computer. Or…taking more time for myself to read all those lovely books I have collected but haven’t had a chance to read yet. And…finding a good fit for me within my community to do some volunteer work, whether it be working at my local humane society, volunteering some hours through Virtual Assistance by Jen to a well-deserving non-profit in my area or offering my time to support a charity I would love to become more involved in.
The whole point is to do something worthy, obtainable and fun! So forget all those resolutions of the past and start fresh. Make an effort to get to know your neighbors…bake a batch of Christmas cookies and send some their way. Start a new and relaxing hobby…knit a new scarf for your mother or yourself or take a cooking class with your significant other to not only get out of the house, but to spend some well-deserved one-on-one time with each other.
What will you do????