This is the first Monday of the year. This is my first blog entry for the year.
… and I don’t really know what to write about!
After the countless Christmas parties — and the unwanted pounds that I know I gained, given all the food– I think my system is still not ready to go back to my everyday reality. Part of me is half-hoping there’s still a gift waiting to be bought, and yes, wrapped. Holiday hangover, indeed.
I have yet to write down my goals for this year. I haven’t sat down long enough (in a quiet place, where thinking IS possible) to come up with the things that I would want to accomplish this year. I don’t do resolutions anymore… I never get to keep them anyway. I think I only get to remember about my New Year’s Resolutions until February of the given year. Beyond that, I normally come up with all the possible excuses for not keeping them. What’s the point, right?
Besides, most of my resolutions are the same year in and year out… Lose 5 lbs (Gosh, I seriously don’t remember the last time I actually lost 5lbs!)… Go to the gym/exercise — I never go to the gym. I loathe sweating, really…. Don’t spend unnecessarily– Do you call the weekly trip to Coffee Bean unnecessary spending?… etc etc etc. The list goes on. The list of things that I promise to do (or not to do), which I end up contradicting anyway.
This is what I like about the new year. It always signifies that one CAN have a fresh start. That no matter how bad the past year was… or how lousy you were at following the previous year’s resolutions, you have a new set of days to make things better, discard the old ways, old habits… and be the better person than you previously were.
This year, I’ll do something different. I will set goals… and maybe dangle a prize for myself should I get to achieve any. Perhaps this year I will start treating the Mocha Ice Blend as a prize, more than a daily beverage (and then I wonder where those unwanted pounds came from!!) This year, I will practice delayed gratification. Somehow it is still nice when you have to work for something. Achieving your goals is gratifying, but the journey– and the learnings along the way — is prize enough.
Isn’t it wonderful that we are given a new set of days to live and experience life?
Happy new year everyone!
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