It’s almost New Year’s, the time when we’ll be making those resolutions that all of us want to make and stick with, but seem to fall by the wayside somewhere between the end of January and beginning of February. I myself am not making a New Year’s resolution, simply because they don’t stick. I decided to make a New Me resolution that will start when I am ready, not by the date on the calendar. I and the slew of people who every New Year’s have wonderful intentions to lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, listen better, be more patient, and, well, as you can see, the list could be endless because we as humans are not flawless, and can and should be constantly striving to become better people.
We should strive to become a renewed or better person not for others, but for the one person that none of us can ever escape: ourselves. When we fail or feel we have failed because we may have set the bar too high on those silly New Year’s resolutions, we cannot escape our own horror and sense of letting ourselves down.
I think we should be resolute in our attempts at being the best we can be, and realize that New Year’s resolutions are short-lived, but promising to yourself that you will like you and be a better whatever it is you want to become. Try new adventures and live life to the fullest. How could any person feel good being with themselves and feeling they have failed in there short-lived attempt with a New Year’s resolution, try again. Start when it is right for you, be it January or November. Live comfortably in your life. Next year you may see there are fewer resolutions on that once-a-year list. Many of which you may have already conquered. Who knows, you might actually start a list on New Year’s Day and stick with it until July. Then again, one can hope we all will be striving daily. Put down the lists and have New Me resolutions so we can love ourselves and appreciate and love others.