5 thoughts on “Why Bother With New Year’s Resolutions?

  1. A friend once told me that “Each day can be the start of a new habit.” At least for myself, I don’t make New Year resolutions, because I figure that if it’s something I want to do or ought to be doing, then I can and should start whenever the time is right. 🙂

    But then, I also don’t keep a “dedicated” journal, because I found I wasn’t writing very often because I couldn’t always find it easily. Instead, I keep a bunch of simple spiral notebooks all over the place and write in whichever one is available (or in a text file on my computer, if I’m on the computer when I have time and impulse to write). At least for myself, if I limit myself to resolutions only at the time everyone else makes them, or to journal writing in the “proper” book, then I lose so much. 🙂

    1. You make an excellent point, Rebecca and I agree!! I use the new year as kind of a spring board for the rest of the year. It’s not the only time I make goals, but it is a time of evaluation from the year and allows me the opportunity to really reflect and begin afresh.
      There are times I need to do this mid-year as well, so it’s not just a one time thing. But I totally get what you’re saying and agree it would be too restricting. Blessings in your new year!

  2. A family member told me yesterday that an 85% improvement in an area is nearly as worthwhile as 100%. I took this as some much-needed encouragement! While I’m trying to improve my diet, eating 1 cookie at the end of 2 days is still progress! I wasn’t eating sweets all day long, and that’s going to pay off.

    I love the grace and freedom in this idea. Thanks for sending out such redemptive messages!

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