I think the reason we often do not succeed in accomplishing our New Year’s resolutions is because we are asking ourselves to do the hard stuff. We are pushing ourselves to climb the mountain, often before we have even attempted a hill. I say let’s just go for the little bunny hills. Come along.
Why not ask yourself to do things that aren’t altogether bad for you, but might make for an all around happier and healthier you? What you need is to get in touch with your inner child. This will make it all possible. You’ll feel lighter, more playful, and less encumbered. You’ll be rolling down hills, licking lollipops, and feeling the sand between your toes in no time.
Let me demonstrate with a proper, well thought-out list:
- Eat and drink whatever you want, so long as you are body positive. Don’t waste your energy counting calories and performing in endless fitness classes. Why not buy a pair of roller skates and skate around your block? Don’t have a block? Just find the nearest paved open space. When you return home, demand snacks and drinks. Then just laze about.
- While you’re lazing about, watch movies. Let me qualify this. They need to be adult movies. No, that’s not the kind I meant. The kind that has talking in them, you know, dialogue. Although come to think on it, it is strange that we sit around and watch other people talk. Maybe you’d like some FX action. Mine would have talking, but you watch what you like.
- But maybe what you really crave is to talk to someone face to face. You may want to actually spend time with your friends. This is a good idea. While spending quality time with your friends, lose complete track of time. In fact, just forget how to tell time altogether. Once the time is gone, you won’t be needing it back. You’ll be creating memories.
- Read more books. Everyone could do this one, unless you are one of the chosen who gets to read books 24/7. In fact, laze about some more, and read two books, or how about every book you want to read. Read it twice.
You don’t think you have enough time for all this? Why don’t you just do more of everything faster, and while you’re at it, do it better. Do less with more. Just do it better. And, work harder…Got it? Jump higher….Oh, I digressed. Sigh.
I bet you’re exhausted now. Why not just call it a day? Don’t you have get more sleep on your list? You might achieve something after all. Just climb into your covers.
But don’t worry. You don’t have to be a bunny to jump over a bunny hill. That bunny hill will be there tomorrow. It ain’t going anywhere.
So, will I make any resolutions for myself? No, but I may really try for the bunny hills.
Happy New Year! I hope 2013 is everything you want it to be.