Tuesday, December 23, 2014
1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group.
2. the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.
3. a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something. Her resolution to clear her parents' name allowed her no other focus in life.
4. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose: She showed her resolution by not attending the meeting.
5. the act or process of resolving or separating something into constituent or elementary parts.
It is that time of year that we start thinking about the New Year resolutions. It is a time of year that we look back and focus on all our failures and what we want to change in our lives. Unfortunately, many of those resolutions become one of the failures for the year because we give up too soon.
This year, I want to have a different perspective on those resolutions and think of the subject heading of an email. What would the title be? RE: Solutions
I think I need to start thinking of what I want to accomplish in the New Year as a solution for my shortcomings that I experienced this year. Rather than goals that I will shortly forget about within a few weeks, I need to have a plan that I can put into action.
I listen to a particular podcast sometimes when I run for attaining a sub30 minute 5k. At the end, the person asks if the goal was achieved and if not, to understand that goals are meant to be difficult and to keep trying to achieve that goal. But, my mind always tells me that goals are meant to be broken and cannot be reached. Seriously, that is what that negative voice inside my head tells me every time I listen to that podcast and am over 1/4 mile away from attaining my goal. It is so hard to shut that voice up.
Now, I am struggling with eating the things that will be health supporting and I need a SOLUTION. A dictionary definition of solution: “ the act of solving a problem”; I need to be active in getting the problem solved. I tell myself that I can do it, because I did it in the past, but so far I am not taking any appropriate actions to succeed it attaining that solution.
I have been thinking and thinking about what caused me to jump off the bandwagon and finally realized that my switch back to eating junk happened the same time my daughter was evicted from their rental, both she and her husband lost their jobs and had no money for a different place to live. My husband and I had just built a new house, but they needed a place to stay and since they had a toddler and a tween, my husband and I let them move into our new house and we moved into our cabin, a 32 x 24 cabin, too small for all our stuff. Then my other daughter encountered difficulties and she needed a place to stay also. So, we made the utility room into a bedroom for her. Then my grandson was born 10 1/2 weeks early.
To make a long story short: S.T.R.E.S.S. caused my eating to go bonkers. It is so difficult to rein it back into control. That has been over 3 years and it is time to stop this nonsense of eating junk for whatever reason I think will justify it. The truth of the matter is I need to be active in working toward accomplishing my goal rather than make excuses for why I am not doing the things I need to do.
~ Re: Solution ~ I have 8 days to get a plan to put into action