At the start of a new calendar year folks make many promises to themselves and to others. Thus far, THE HIM, Hasan, made the New Years Resolution to be more of the debonair and 30 lbs lighter man he assured me I would have all the days of my life if I married him. He lied! And if he loses 30 lbs, his legs may get to skinny.
Who wants that? So, let’s keep the weight so we can keep the legs.
See the trade off? It’s worth it…right?
Your life and well-being is so much more relevant than weight, skinny legs or to be delegated to 365 days in a New Years Resolution.
With that being said, here are 2 things NOT to do for 2018.
- You will not make any New Years Resolutions. We said it! Close your mouf! None. Not one.
Your resolve comes over time. Some issues, you can create resolution in a month. In another matter, it may take the remainder of your life. Another heart thumper or head blocker may keep you stumped for a year or two. 2018 is not the beginning of your life. You jumpstart your life, not a new calendar year. You are the central focus of all of this. You make this merry round Go!
Sure, we encourage you to have self-awareness, to be a more directed learner, to put away your coins, to earn more coins, to start the business you want or to get the nerve to dye your hair purple in your 40’s. Do that! Help is here if you want it. Don’t relegate your desires, needs, dreams to a timeline created by man. We can work this out with you.
- You accept that your best moments may not develop in years or a specific year, but it will be moments in your life that give you the most joy.
Have you ever asked an elder what they enjoyed most in their life? You’ll be hard-pressed to find one to tell you it was the year 1967 or Y2k.
Most you say something like, “When my first child was born…Driving my first car… The moment I met your father…Graduating from college…Buying a house…Seeing my grandchild for the first time…” Or even sharing an endearing childhood memory. Who the heck says it was their New Year’s Resolution? No one. And you don’t have to start the pattern. Seek to create the best moments of your life and get in as many as you can. Now, that is something you can start in 2018.