Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

Though I usually come up with a couple of New Year's Resolutions in the last days of the year, I rarely take my resolutions very seriously.

I think we, collectively as a society, put too much pressure on ourselves to make dramatic changes in our lives and/or to ourselves at a time of year when change is particularly difficult and therefore doesn't make a lot of sense. I've long been a proponent of starting the new year in September - when summer ends and the kids head back to school - so I often make changes to my schedule and habits then, when it feels more natural and less stressful.

I did, however, make a few Red Cross resolutions this year, and decided that a couple of personal resolutions should go along with the Red Cross resolutions. Here they are, simply stated and in no particular order...




Make dinner.

Consume less.

Save more.

Express gratitude.

Set an example.


Any interesting New Year's Resolutions you'd like to share?

1 comment:

  1. yours are good. my hair. I look better and I feel better when I do. Simple as that...well kinda simple, unless you have ever tried to get ready in the morning with lily in the bathroom :)