For all of my adult life I have scoffed at New Year’s Resolutions as things other people needed to use to effect change in their life. “Fine,” I’d say to myself, “If they need the artificial construct of a calendar start date for motivation, that’s fine for them. I don’t need that.”
The other thing I’ve spent my adult life doing is not making effective changes I have repeatedly wanted to make, things like exercising and journaling regularly and eating responsibly, consistently. So what if a January habit commences arbitrarily? All the authenticity I can muster has failed to create habits I know will improve my health and well being and make me a better person to be around.
So New Year’s Resolutions it is.