It’s time to get on with the rest of the year, and as it is stated above, that is the time that really matters in regards to your health. That said, did you make a New Year’s resolution?? To me, the “r” word is kind of like the “d” word, and often times, going on a diet is part of one’s resolution. What I don’t like about diets and resolutions is that they simply don’t last. I don’t want to be a downer, but I do want to encourage you towards a healthy lifestyle–all year around.
Resolution means “the act of resolving”. Here is what merriam-webster.com says about what it means to resolve:
: to reach a firm decision about
Origin of RESOLVE
Middle English, from Latin resolvere to unloose, dissolve, from re- + solvere to loosen, release — more at solve
: to find a solution, explanation, or answer for <solve a problem>
The new year is a good time to think about the previous year and see what the problem areas of your life have been. It’s a time when we seek to find a solution, and make a “firm decision” about improving your life. For some people, setting specific goals might work. However, I suggest that you ask a question instead. Asking yourself if what you are doing is part of the solution will help you create healthy habits instead of achieving the short-term high of reaching a goal.
For me, I have identified my problem to be clutter and my solution is to simplify. I am stressed when my life is full of clutter and I am making a firm decision to simplify because that is when I am a better person to be around. When making a decision, I will ask myself, “Will this make my life more cluttered? If so, is it worth the clutter?” I hope to share with you in the future how being simple will affect my health and my budget. Stay tuned and stay healthy.