One of my new year’s resolutions is to spend more time at my home. That probably sounds really silly, but I like to be busy and keep myself highly scheduled. I just put up my calendar for November (we write a few months ahead for the magazine) and there are only three days in the whole month that are unplanned. So my resolution is to try to stay at home a few nights a month and actually wash and put away my laundry in the same evening or something crazy like that.
Every year after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we always vow to be better in the new year. We’ll lose weight, wake up earlier, be more present. You know the drill. We tend to make drastic changes at the strike of midnight, but do we stick to these new ways of life for longer than a month—or two, if we’re lucky? Not usually.
With the start of each new year, we make resolutions. We say that this year will be the year that we stick to our plans. But what are we resolving to do? Is it another lousy attempt at getting fit and healthy? Is it a half-hearted approach at learning a new skill?
It’s that time of year again, when everyone is excited about New Year’s resolutions, myself included. Unlike the usual weight loss, fitness and health resolutions that most people make when the ball drops, I’m making resolutions to live in the moment.
Sometimes just seeing what you eat can help you to manage your weight. Have you ever written down everything you ate in a single day? Imagine seeing those five cookies or half a bag of Doritos written on paper.
The new year brings the promise of new opportunities. Annually, we make our New Year’s resolutions, our promise to improve ourselves or our situation. But, too often, we fall short of those goals the first time. We must try and try again.