Another year, another New Year's Resolution List...
Saturday, December 28, 2013
The New Year is approaching which means it’s time to start that New Year’s Resolution list. Every year it’s the same thing for me. I think about all the things that I can fix or that I want to do. I get motivated to do them to only leave my list abandoned by February. My list lays abandon and I remain frustrated, a failure once again.
I tried thinking about what causes it. The main reason is pretty much overall laziness. I know it is. I just don’t want to force myself to admit it. I think I get bogged down with remaining consistent that I start acting OCD. Everything has to be perfect. If I mess up one day and eat something naughty, that’s it. I give up. The whole day turns into a feast of food that I’ve been craving. The next day it’s hard to recover because I feel so guilty.
This year, I’m telling myself it’s okay if I can’t do everything I want. It’s okay if I make a mistake. It’s okay if I eat something off my plan.
This year, I’m not making a list. I’m just taking everything one day at a time. I’m making small decisions for a bigger picture. If I look at it that way, I don’t feel pressure, I don’t feel overwhelmed and I don’t want to start psyching myself out.
This is the plan at least…. Let’s see how it goes.