It's that time of year when we try to make the "required" resolution and see how we can prove to ourselves and others, that we can change something about ourselves that may need a little improvement.
Why do we do this? Sincerely--why? The pressure can be tantamount to being the first in line to jump out of a (perfectly good) plane for the first time. Yikes! Who came up with needing to have a resolution every year? It's too much stress!
How many times do we make the SAME commitment at the end of the year? Some people DO follow through with their resolutions, but the majority don't. There's nothing wrong with that. We all know life happens and it can get in the way of certain goals. I think it's the timing since we feel pressured to do something starting at the beginning of the new year.
If you've guessed that I don't make any resolutions, then you're absolutely right. My resolution is to NOT make one. There are things I'd like to do for myself throughout the year, but if I join the bandwagon and do it because everyone else says they will, I'm doomed to not follow through. I'll do what I have to when the time feels right. If I can't start my new eating plan until February instead of January 1st, that's OK. We shouldn't feel bad if things don't go exactly as we plan them.
Who says we need to be perfect? There's no such thing, anyway. If you ask those who love you the most, they'll most likely say you're perfect just as you are. If you make a change, make it for YOURSELF and no one else. Be accountable to you alone. You're your own worst critic and answering to yourself is worse than answering to anyone else.
Happy New Year! Wishing you a fabulous 2011!