New Year Resolutions – I’m not sure how I feel about them. A part of me thinks that it is good for the soul to contemplate the ups and downs of the past year and also to set up some expectations or challenges for oneself. Resolutions, however, usually ends up in disappointments and goals not achieved. I can’t count the number of times I promised myself to stop smoking … and failed around the 4th January. When I finally did stop smoking it was in the middle of summer, and a nice one so many evenings were spend outside the pub with a glass of wine, but no cigarette, in my hand. But the timing was right and unlike so many previous Januaries I succeeded.
Nevertheless, I have decided to challenge myself in 2016:
- get better at focusing on the “now” and not thinking/worrying
too muchabout later, tomorrow, next week or 6 months from NOW.
- there has to be a food challenge – I have a suspicion that I do not quite live up to eating “my 5 a day“. And that is actually letting myself off easily since I’m used to 6 a day from Denmark. This site explains the reasons behind the Danish approach.
- it may sound shallow but I want to make a bit more of an effort with my appearance. I have always thought of my style to be classic but now I think it is bordering on boring … so while I want to stay true to myself it’s time to add a little bit of something and get out of my “black jumper uniform”.
What about you – what are your resolutions (or should we rather call them challenges/goals)?