For example, a favourite was, “I want to turn into a tall, thin blonde with straight hair.” Ah yes! Easy peasy.
Truth bombshell revealed. I’m five feet tall and have always had curly hair.
I soon realized if I couldn’t change my height, at least I could change my hair. So, I tried all kinds of methods to straighten my curls. Non worked. So in that era of young women with ideal bodies and ideal hair, I didn’t fit in. And that turned me into a rather grumpy person.
As the years have progressed, I’ve finally moved away from the ‘resolution’ aspect of embracing a new year. Now I want more flexibility and more flow. In fact, the word ‘resolution’ seems kind of tough and harsh to me now.
My new approach is ‘one word’ for each month for 2018. For the month of January, I’ve chosen the word ‘move’. That is what I need to do. I’ve survived a complex surgery and now it is time to get my body moving and find activities that make me smile and give me joy.
After all, we all need joy in our lives.
What about you? Do you make resolutions for the New Year? What is your approach? I’d love to know.