Friday, January 1, 2010, will be a new day, a new decade, a New Year, and a new time for making New Year’s resolutions.
Resolution: A promise, a pledge, an oath.
I’ve thought through the idea of making resolutions very carefully, and every time I make a New Year’s resolution it presents me with a conflict.
Case in point one:
Resolution: Eat healthy
Conflict of resolution: It’s winter. It’s cold. The roads are icy. Danger lurks around every slippery turn. It’s much safer to stay at home and sustain myself with what I have in the house. So what if it’s holiday goodies, at least I won’t starve!
Case in point two:
Conflict of resolution: From the looks of the exercise equipment, I am going to have to exercise major household cleaning in order to get to the exercise equipment. Notice the word, “exercise” appears three times in the previous sentence. I’m already exhausted! And what if, by chance, the equipment is ready to use and my exercising results in weight loss? Then my clothes won’t fit, and I will have to buy new ones. That’s money. Money that I won’t have to buy healthy food. Then I’ll be back to eating leftover holiday goodies. Problem!
Case in point three:
Resolution: Read more
Conflict of resolution: I love to read. Reading feeds the mind, but in order to read, I need time. If I’m exercising, trying to manage the slippery roads to drive to the grocery store, working, writing, and doing my daily chores, how do I have time to read? Utter exhaustion.
There you have it. Three simple resolutions that cause conflicts. So I say why bother making a New Year’s resolution when I know there will always be a conflict. Therefore, I resolve to make no resolutions.
2010 is going to be a great year!
In case you’re determined to stick to your New Year’s resolution, check this out: 39 Proven Ways To Keep Your New Year Resolutions – All Year Long! (CreateSpace, December, 2009)