The parties have ended, the dessert table is empty, and the open bar has closed. Time to begin 2018. On average, people keep new year’s resolutions for a few weeks. Why is it so difficult to keep them?
Most resolutions are too vague, too strict, too unrealistic. No wonder people don’t keep them. Turning a bus around requires time and space.
Of and on for twenty years I’ve made a devote resolution to drop pounds. Sometimes I’m successful and sometimes I’m not. This year’s approach to losing forty pounds (note, last year it was thirty so you can see how well that worked), is different. I’m not going to join a gym or a weight loss meeting group; I’m not going to restrict certain foods or implement rules. Nope, this year I’m resolving to simply listen to my body and respond with kindness. I’ve devoted much of my life caring for others as a loving mom, grandma, wife, and even teacher. Now, I’m spending some caring time on Dianne. So, I guess you might say I’m resolved to love me more. That’s a resolution to keep.