Here we are in the last few days of 2022. The word resolutions always pops up at this time. The thoughts are new year, new beginning, another chance to get it right. People tend to resolve to such things as improving diets, getting in better shape, completing projects, less time on devices and so on and on. How long is the stick-to-it time? A week? A month? There are a variety of tips for prolonging these intentions.
As for me, I gave up on making resolutions years ago. I knew I would not stick with them. I’ve taken on a different kind of practice for a new year. Basically I review the previous year making note of all that I’ve done or said that was so not cool. I fully commit to clean those things up to eliminate the chance of repeats.
On the other hand, I believe it is just as important to look at what went well and that which worked. The commitment there is to do more or better with that which was on the positive side.
Periodic reflections throughout the year and renewing my commitment to both doing less of the down sides and more of the up sides becomes a more natural process for keeping the intentions going.
My best hopes and intentions are to be kinder, more compassionate, laugh more and have a whole lot more gratitude. What about you? What are your best hopes going forward?
How about this - "Let our New Year's resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word." - Goran Persson