I realized 2016 was quickly descending upon me, but I’d been too busy to contemplate it. Or a classic case of denial? How could an entire year lapse so quickly? I’m not ready for 2015 to end. Once again, my brain will flounder as I pause before I write the number 2016 on checks and documents.
Then there’s the question of New Year’s resolutions. As far as I recall, I’ve never made one. Maybe I did when younger and got no results so I discarded that tradition.
Common New Year’s resolutions, such as losing weight or paying off credit card debt, seem negative and without direction or a clear-cut strategy. Getting in better shape sounds more positive but is too nebulous, as opposed to the concrete decision to walk or exercise 30 minutes a day. I actually did give up most sugar many years ago after a visit to the doctor and reading a book called Sugar Blues. I’m not recommending the book, but it seized me with the scare-factor of diabetes and general poor health.
As 2015 draws to a close, these next few days could be a time to pause and reflect over the upcoming year. Are you planning to make a New Year’s resolution? Have you made them in the past? Do New Year’s resolutions work? Do you have a better strategy for making positive changes over the next year?
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