Monday, December 26, 2011
Well, as a new year is almost upon us and everyone that I know, and their dogs, are making New Year's resolutions, I am sticking steadfast to the idea that I have about them. Resolutions are nothing more than a prescription for failure. We treat ourselves so badly when we "fail" to meet the objection of a resolution.
I have enough to deal with, without deliberately setting myself up for more stress and depression. When I inadvertently mess up, and that usually only takes me about 2 1/2 days, it takes me weeks to feel that I am finally back in control. I don't want to waste that time. I'm starting the ball rolling now and I am doing the best that I can. If, or more accurately, when, I slip up, it will be with the knowledge that I am human and this will in no way derail me.
A resolution broken, is just that, broken. There's no do over. Done is done. Well, that's not for me. I'm not "broken." (Some may say I am slightly bent, but not broken. lol.) I will start again. And again, and again. As many times as needed. You can't do that with a New Year's resolution. Not "officially," anyways. As long as I keep starting again, I feel I am on my way to winning the war. I don't need a resolution to teach me that.
And then again, maybe I should make a resolution. One that I know I will be able to keep. Something that will set my mind at ease and give me peace at this time of year. Is there such a one? I'm sure there is. And I think I've got it.
My resolution for this year is.....to never make another resolution again. This I know I will be able to do. And it will definately give me peace.
Happy New Year to everyone and I wish you the very best year to come.