Do they exercise every day? Nay! Do they stop eating junk food? Of course not! (However, anyone who vows not to eat Hostess anymore will be strikingly successful.)
The problem is not that people make resolutions.It is that they appear to think that resolution and dissolution mean the same thing.
|From The Simple Confessions|
- Start the year off with less stress
- Eat more healthfully
- Exercise more
- Learn at least one more survival skill (archery)
- Get more pedicures
- Set realistic goals
Also, it helped me keep resolution #2 (which was the same and will probably be next year as well) since I didn't immediately break it by trying to combat a hangover with fast food or a big fried breakfast.
Resolving to exercise more, rather than to exercise every day, is far less pressure and much more realistic. I know one, maybe two, people who exercise every single day. They are my kickboxing instructors.
The pedicures sounds shallow, and to some extent they are, but I take kickboxing lessons. I want my feet to be as pretty as feet can be since other people are going to see them.
I cheated a little with the last resolution since by making a list like this one, I have already fulfilled that one. However, I have other things I want to accomplish that I did not put onto this list. I want to slim down (yes, I am overweight; no, I'm not exactly happy about it) so I resolve to eat better and exercise more. Not putting weight loss on the list, but putting some the ways to attain it, is going to help me keep #1.
What are your resolutions and how do you plan to keep them?
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