posted Jan 6 2014 3:55PM
Like most people, when each new year comes I resolve to do something. And I don't know about you, but most of the time I fail. I don't know what it is, but I feel a lot of pressure to keep my resolutions. And I always kick myself when I break them. And usually once I do that, I'm done. Once the streak ends I lose interest.
I'll give you an example. Last year I vowed to drop a few pounds. I started a diet and exercise regimen. I stuck with it for about two months, which is a long time for me. But then I broke my program. Maybe I ate something I had vowed not to. I skipped a workout. Whatever it was, I did it. After that I couldn't see the point in picking it back up. Which is admittedly kind of a dumb attitude to have.
So my resolution this year is to be a little more sensible about these things. Allow myself a margin for error. Forgive my own mistakes and try not to be too discouraged by them. We'll see how that goes. If you have resolutions, I wish you luck and hope you're able to stand by them to your satisfaction. Cheers.