Despite my disclaimer earlier that resolutions wouldn’t kick in until the work week, it’s been a pretty successful week.
Last year, I had three “restrictive” resolutions: Don’t do this, No more of that, etc. All three had been broken by kickoff of the Rose Bowl. While I was able to regroup and find some success, I also found that telling myself “No” is not the best way to go about achieving change.
This year my resolutions are more “aspirational”: Do more of this, Be more like this, etc. So far it has been a breeze AND a great feeling of accomplishment even after only a week. Each and every night I have looked back on the day’s events and identified a win. Truth be told, I have been thinking about these changes for a few months, since the Temple Burn. I think the extra time helped internalize what my goals for the coming year really are.
Here’s wishing you luck on your New Year’s resolutions.