The definition of resolution is: a firm decision to do or not to do something.
In my opinion, this sets us up for failure. It’s too easy to say ‘I will not eat junk food’ or “I’m going to go to the gym”. And then we cave to that craving of a bag of chips or stop going to the gym and feel that we’ve failed. Which leads to ‘well I’ve already failed so I’ll try again next year’. This is not healthy. This is not fair to ourselves. We need to be kind to us, and accept that everything in moderation is a better way to look at things. Eat that handful of chips, but not everyday. Go to the gym, and if you miss a day here or there, so what? Go the next day.
I am working on a
resolution notion. I’ve determined that 2019 will be the year of health. And that encompasses more than just body health. That includes mental health, emotional health, body health, family health, financial health and time management health. All things that need improvement in my life. Now I don’t expect this to happen over night, not even in a week. This will take time.
There are many things I could resolve to; not eat processed foods or take-out, go to the gym, get more sleep, drink more water, save money and list goes on and on and on. I’m going to choose to make healthy choices. I’m going to play the game with my kids, take the nap that my body tells me I need, go for a walk. Make a coffee to go from home, eat before I leave the house. Drink water in the morning while my coffee is brewing. So many little things to make this year healthy.
Do you make resolutions? What are your
resolutions notions for 2019?