I’m not a big one for New Year resolutions. More times than not it’s a setup for not accomplishing something. I have made big promises for the new year in the past – lose weight, quit smoking, stop the doormat syndrome – not to be achieved.
When you decide to do something, do you wait for the new year to put it in motion? No, no you do not. At least, I do not. I have been known to say, ‘Monday is the best day to start.’ And for me it is. I finally lost the weight and quit smoking many years ago, all to be started on a Monday.
Backstory: A friend and I have been trying to make the effort to start walking later in the day. We spoke about it a couple of times and really made the push to start last week. It turned out we had other tasks to accomplish and for a couple of days the weather kept us in. She suggested we start on Monday and I agreed. I wondered if she has the same mindset as I.
One thing that really bugs me is when people are not respectful when I voice an opinion about something. It’s always a one-upmanship – this is the better way because I know more than you and therefore you do not know anything.
When I calm down and look a little deeper, I realize that it is not me, but where these people live. I can either rise above it, in which I am a forgiving person and normally let these types of things go, or I can remove myself from the situation.
Of course, this gives me the opportunity to look at the changes I can make in my life and then implement them, regardless of when it is – the new year or a Monday. However, it is best to set yourself up for success, do whatever it takes to make the change.
Happy New Year!
Peace, Joy, Love and Light
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.