New Year's Resolutions - and why I don't make them.
It's that time of year again when folks take a long look in the mirror and come up with a list of what in their lives needs "fixing". The lists alway contains many don'ts and won'ts and puritanical does and shoulds.
What a depressing way to start a new year.
I abandoned the idea years ago. I've reached a stage in my life where I can be pretty honest with myself.
I am not a complete Neanderthal
I'm capable of introspection and think it's not a bad idea to go a little deeper this time of year.
Last year I came across a great exercise for setting the intention of your year. (sorry I can't remember the original source)
5. Keep the list somewhere you'll see it often. I have mine as a screensaver on my phone.
6. Use those words as a guide when planning your days and year. Ask yourself, does this behavior make me feel (fill in the blank)?
7. Set your course accordingly.
I can't guarantee you will be able to check off an impressive list of accomplishments by year's end, but you will definitely have a head start on the happiness trail.