New Year's Intentions --Update
As a writer, I used to love to make a multi-page list of resolutions at the beginning of each year.
Said list contained resolutions, each with multiple goals and bulleted objectives for each goal. I was the queen of organization on paper.
Implementation was another matter. My yearly document usually became so complex even I couldn't figure out how to implement it. One of my resolutions always centered on weight loss and another on exercise. Usually by January 3rd I was back eating a bag of chips with a half gallon of ice cream as dip. And by January 5th, I had returned to the comfort of couch potato status.
Not this year. I'm happy to say that I abandoned. my penchant for that long list of resolutions. I'm keeping it simple these days. Resolutions have such a black and white connotation to me -- meaning once you break a resolution, that's it until the next year.
Rather, for 2019, I started with a short list of intentions to be defined daily by what's happening that day…. In other words: daily, I give myself room for circumstantial flexibility.
Eat for health
Just wanted to report this new approach is working just fine. It's based on gentle reminder and no recriminations. Great approach to life. I'll report back...