I can’t believe another year has come and gone.
It’s that time again. The pressure is on. What is your New Year’s resolution?
The top 10 list from 2016 includes:
Top 10 New Years Resolutions:
1. Lose Weight
2. Getting Organized
3. Spend less, save more
4. Enjoy life to the fullest
5. Staying fit and healthy
6. Learn something exciting
7. Quit smoking
8. Help others in their dreams
9. Fall in love
10. Spend more time with family
in fitness is almost as big a challenge as actually exercising for most
of us. If only sitting in front of a computer burned as many calories
as running around the block. I’d be thin and people would be offering me
a sandwich. Hmmm, sounds counterproductive.
Needless to say,
taming the bulge for many, including me, is like stepping into a cage
with a ferocious lion armed only with a feather. We are the fattest
country in the world and it will likely only get worse. It is more
expensive to eat nutritious food than to grab a burger and fries. (The
burger thing also takes a lot less time.)
Getting organized has been a goal of mine for several decades now. I wonder what that says about me?
Spend less, save more. Um, not even going to go there.
daunting task of enjoying life more can be overwhelming. Some don’t
know how, some can’t find the time and quite frankly, some people just
don’t want to. They are far happier griping and moaning; it’s within
their comfort zone and allows them to avoid change.
for number six. I learn something new just about every day. I’m sure
they are talking about something more substantial — like a foreign
language — but I have to take kudos when I can get them.
Number seven should be in all caps. They say it takes the average smoker four attempts to kick the habit for good.
Well, it has been confirmed. I am well above average.
others is a noble endeavor and many of us do little and big things
every day. Last year, it was just that. This year they’ve added other
people’s dreams to the mix. That is really what it’s all about, isn’t
it? Like they say: give a man a fish, he eats for a day; teach a man to
fish and he eats for a lifetime.
Finally we have reached number
10. Number 10 was number one last year. Hmmm. This has become one of my
priorities for nearly 20 years after losing my father to cancer. He was
63 when he died and I still feel robbed of all those years with him.
After his death, I made a conscious effort to tell the people I love
just that and to also show them.
Oh well. I won’t be sharing my New Year’s resolutions this year. It puts far too much pressure on me to succeed.
If I say I am going to lose weight, those around me watch every bite that goes in my mouth.
quitting smoking tops my list, people will ask me how it is going so
many times, only a long drag will calm my frazzled nerves.
See what I mean?
the other hand, aren’t goals and resolutions supposed to be a
challenge? If they were easy, there’d be no point to making a goal or
resolutions if they are so easily attained.
Only about 8 percent of people are successful in their goals.
So, make a resolution but also make a plan on how to meet it.