This year I am not making any New Year’s Resolutions. Why would I do something that will soon take the joy out of my life, make me feel like a failure and increase my frustration? I think we should demolish the idea of New Year’s Resolutions and instead start transforming ourselves in whatever way we desire—today–and by selecting changes one at a time.
For example: For years I have had numerous kitchen items that I never use. These include an electric mixer that was my mothers but isn’t old enough to be considered an antique yet. I don’t need it. I also have a salad shooter that doesn’t work smoothly, a hand mixer, that smells like it is going to burn down the house, and various TV sold gadgets that my mother collected.
Instead of making a resolution to get rid of them next year, I decided to do it now. A few days ago I resolved to work diligently at getting rid of all of this “junk” and transform my kitchen cabinets into organized storage units. I will finish this project this afternoon and instead of feeling like a failure I feel good.
My resolutions will be more immediate in nature. I will make them when I am ready to tackle them. That way whether it’s December 31, 2011, or January 3, 2012, or December 31, 2012, I will feel good about myself.
3WW: Demolish, Resolution, Transform.