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I’ve never understood New Year’s Resolutions.  I don’t believe the hype.  I guess that I’m just not a New Year’s Resolution kind of gal. It’s not that I am so perfect that there is no need for improvement–nothing could be farther from the truth. I just figure that I am a continual work in progress, and progress happens all year long, not beginning January 1st.

There is always something to work on. So why make a huge list of major life changes that must begin on a specific date before true happiness can occur? According to whom? You’re setting yourself up for failure. I’d rather take stock in what I know to be true, and work out the details of the rest.

I love God.

I love my husband.

I love my family.

I love myself.

I love my life.

Everything else is just details.

So in the spirit of rebellion, here are my:

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions That I Refuse To Make:

1.  I will not join a gym. I will continue to walk out my front door to walk, run, or hike for miles. No fancy equipment needed. And it’s free! I figure if I don’t exercise at home, then I’m certainly not going to drive somewhere else to exercise. For a fee, no less.

2.  I will not diet. Diets don’t work. Lifestyle changes do. Eat less. Move more. Believe me, with the way I cook, I’ve got a lot of comfort food to walk off!

3.  I will not give up sugar or caffeine. Everything in moderation.

4.  I will not purchase any home organization products. If I have so much stuff that I need to purchase storage bins in which to organize it all, then I have too much stuff, and it’s time for a good purge. I have also embraced the fact that although I crave constant organization, my life at the moment does not allow it. This is as good as it gets on the organization front.

5.  I will not add unreasonable self-imposed deadlines to my “to-do” tasks. Delegation is the rule here.  Things will get done when they get done. Cleaning baseboards and the like are nothing to stress out over.