I thought it might be fun to think about some New Years’ resolutions that might be a little bit more unique and quirky. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of the same old same old : lose weight, change jobs, stop smoking, exercise, be more assertive and on and on. Let’s face it, if we were really interested in any of the aforementioned, we wouldn’t have to wait for January first to start. But hey, many of us like to procrastinate so the first of January has become a great target date for those who can seduce themselves into believing that the first of the year contains a magical catalyst for change. Good for you if it works, but the greatest challenge is sustainability. How about trying the following instead: 1.Try to avoid the “ignorantly self-important”, many of whom have realty shows and add nothing to our lives. 2. Stop trying to love yourself, it’s exhausting. Maybe just liking parts of yourself will do! 3. Don’t become obsessive about anything! It will only make you feel like a dart that’s always trying to hit the bull’s eye. 4. Try to accept that not getting what you want may just be a grand stroke of luck. 5. Don’t kid yourself into believing that just because something is liquid, it’s similar to drinking water. Frappuccinos, and mocha lattes have as many calories as a 16-ounce rib eye. 6. Stop suffering in advance. Wait until something really bad happens, and then suffer—instead of planning on it. 7. Get rid of the energy vampires. If somebody drains the life out of you whenever you talk to them…wear garlic around your neck and move on. 8. Don’t you think we should stop sharing so much information? Getting your teeth cleaned is a great thing, but we don’t need to share what they found in the process. 9. Make sure you choose comfortable clothing. Life is difficult enough without spending the day feeling like your clothes are out to kill you. 10. And finally don’t wait to have fun. Your chores will never be done. Instead of putting off the fun try to make it a part of whatever you’re doing. No one ever lay on their death bed lamenting the fact that they didn’t finish their “to do” list. Happy New Year!
4 Replies to “Happy New Year!”
Funny….(glad you are practicing #10)
LOL-wonderful column, I love it and I’ll do it. Happy New Year!!
Thanks, Loretta. I really like the last one. I have adopted it as this year’s resolution. With three kids under the age of 7 and a hubby who is a kid at heart I need to put the fun back into life. Happy New Year to you!
Hi Loretta! Thanks so much for more wonderful thoughts. I think it’s especially awesome, since you posted this on my birthday! — January 6th.
I’ve never forgotten the first time I saw you on PBS. You were a riot (and still are, of course!)
We’re kindred souls…..I ALWAYS wear my party pants, and even on my head sometimes! 😀