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.