With the new year beginning, one of the most popular questions when talking with others is “what is your new years resolution?” Most years, I reply I don’t have one. Often after saying that, weird looks are shared upon me. The thing is, I don’t really believe in them. I hear too many resolutions that fail, people forget about them, it’s fun for a day and then time to move on, etc. To be honest, I hear about resolutions at the beginning of the year, see more people in the gym for a few months, and then no one remembers or shares them anymore. Yes, it’s a shame, but it’s also reality.
I don’t need a new year to begin something. I don’t need a new year to change something. I don’t need a new year to organize, or plan things, or do anything. I’m given a fresh new start every single day I wake up. All we need in life is a desire to change something.
When I make little changes, I have a much higher chance of sticking to them. I don’t do well with huge challenges over my head, or thinking I have to do something and change something. Most years when I did make resolutions, they weren’t worthwhile because I never knew what to change. When I sense I am not eating as healthy as I should, I don’t wait for some monumental time to change that. I simply start. It’s all about starting, and continuing. By making small goals, it’s easier to stick with them. I tend to lose focus a few months in, or if I begin not following through, then I just throw in the towel because I already messed up.
By not making resolutions, and just making changes when we want to, we don’t need to have that feeling of failure. We don’t have to have others question what we are doing. We can do what we want, when we want, and work towards our happiness.
Life is all about happiness, and it’s up to us to change that, whenever we want to.
Now that I’m off my soap box… there are a few things I am looking forward to in 2014!
Aaron and I were gifted a weekend in NYC from our great friend for our wedding, and we are planning on using that this spring!
Vacation with my dad’s family to Deep Creek in early July
Vacation to Sandbridge with my mom’s family in late July
Our One Year Wedding Anniversary (which we will happen to be at the beach for!)
Spending the summer in our house and hopefully making the yard look decent!
At least three, but hopefully four wedding this year!
There are plenty of other things that can happen, and I’m hoping to make happen, but those will be shared as they become a reality.
New years resolutions.. yay or nay?
What is one thing you are looking forward to in 2014?
**New Years Resolutions may work for you and I am not trying to tell you not to do them! This is just what I have found when talking to others, and with myself. In no way do I put down anyone who has them!**