New Year’s resolutions
Are you planning to start on a New Year’s resolution come Friday, Jan. 1, as we enter a new year? Well, don’t! If there’s every a time of the year to decide to quit smoking, stop consuming alcoholic drinks, start a diet, do more exercising, etc., it’s probably one of the worst times of the year to begin.
Okay, you’re going to stop smoking. What happens the next time you attend a social with all the new year’s parties ( house party or at a commercial establishment) and someone else, who has decided not to kick the habit, rudely starts blowing smoke in your face?
The same is true for a diet when those wonderful foods – especially sweets – are passed around underneath your nose.
The temptations are too great. Often the will power is not so great!
Why not wait until the middle of January, or whenever, to begin your resolution – when the temptations are gone for at least the next little while.
You can reinforce your resistance to the evils, which have plagued your consumption habits over the years. Yes, years.
It may be take as long, certainly months, to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Resolutions are good. Everyone should strive to adopt a resolution in their lives – to be a better parent; a better neighbour; to react kinder to family, friends and co-workers; to succeed at a new endeavour – whatever the goal that’s worth attaining.
If you’re planning on a new year’s resolution think first about the best time to succeed. Don’t set yourself to fail!
Pundits claim ‘timing is everything’ in one’s life. Perhaps a new year’s resolution this weekend is ill timed.
— George Macvicar