The idea of aNew Year’s resolution is quite lovely isn't it. It requires reflection (always healthy), evaluation (good sense) andhopefulness (a life necessity).
Becausekeeping them requires commitment. Andthat my friends is scary. That myfriends is when the claustrophobia sets in. That is when you find yourself on an island named “The Resolution”. Will you be able to escape this islandunscathed or will you be chained to it, until self-forgiveness sets youfree?
Did you know,that less than half of us make a New Year’s resolution? And out of this 48% of us that do, only 8% ofus keep this resolution! Not surprisedare you?
Instead of areal promise, let’s turn it into a party game! Pretend you are at a party and instead of someone pulling out the Proustquestionnaire to break the ice, you just go around the room and ask…If you wereto make a New Year’s resolution (which clearly I am not), what might thatresolution be? No contract necessary.
In this case,my New Year’s resolutions would include sky diving!
A marathon, check that, anironman! Why limit myself in my would beresolution? And…climb mountKilimanjaro. Yes, climb something. And less sugar. Much less sugar. But more dark chocolate. Always more dark chocolate. Less beer. More scotch. Ha!
A realisticresolution for me might go like this: don’t practice being confined or limitedby your immediate surroundings, but don’t take them for granted or ignore themeither.
Oh yes, andmore yoga. Namaste.
If you have anextra moment, share your would be new year’s resolution...what would your NewYear’s resolution look like if there were no contracts to break?!