It's 2019. Time to Write Down My Resolutions.
New Year’s Resolutions
It is that time again, time to make resolutions and be disappointed with how quickly I break them. As I reflect on my past New Year’s resolutions, the themes are consistent: losing weight, adapting a healthier lifestyle and being more social.
This year’s New Year’s resolutions are (wait for it): lose weight, exercise more, and go out more frequently. So, while the specific resolution may change, the gist is pretty much the same.
If past history is the best predictor of future performance (and it is!), I will break them in less than a month. (The only resolution that I ever kept for a whole year was the resolution to say “yes” to every social invitation. I couldn’t wait for that year to end!)
But, believe it or not, I find making New Year’s resolutions an inspirational exercise. Why? Because it means that I am looking forward, that change is still possible, and that I have a vision for a better “me.” When setting my New Year’s resolutions I take the time to reflect on the many things that are going right.
So I see only upside to New Year’s resolutions. First, there is the hope, the promise of better things to come and second to be grateful for the things that are going right.
And I would love to hear your resolutions, maybe it would help me be more creative next year.