So, I have always been one to look at the New Year as a fresh start. To strive to be better, do better, and catch up or put in place all of the things that I desire to make better. It’s a time for healthy eating and exercise. It’s a time for organization and getting rid of things that we don’t need. It’s a time to make schedules and rituals. To be a better parent, a better wife, and a better friend. It’s all-around a time for a lot of good intentions, which I think is healthy and motivating. But for me, I think that my list of resolutions can also make me feel like a failure once I realize that I physically and mentally can’t do it all—or once I eat that cheesy, greasy, gluten-filled, but oh-so delicious burger with an extra side of fries.
This year, I am keeping things a little more realistic. I made my list of goals on New Years Eve and haven’t stuck to one of them consistently since the ball dropped and you know what, I’m okay with that. It’s okay! This year my resolution is to keep my list handy, to look at it frequently, and to do the best I can. To give myself a break, to ask for help, and to say “no”more often.
I can have all of the good intentions in the world. I can have goals galore. And, I probably will not achieve them all and I’m fine with that.
What are your resolutions for 2016?