I read an article the other day from the Editor-in-Chief, Jill Herzig of the magazine, Redbook. She titled it, "Relax your Resolutions".

What a great idea.

Why didn't I think of it?

All of us feel stressed and pressured to come up with our New Year's resolutions. We pick our brains for something we can resolve to do in the upcoming year.

Of course, there are always the old stand by's to fall back on.

  • Lose Weight
  • Stop drinking
  • Get in shape
  • Less stress

Wait a minute. How can you resolve to have less stress in your life? For some of you, it could be downright difficult to make a major life change to include relaxation into your life. While others may find it a bit easier.

So, how do we start off the new year? According to Ms. Herzig, "it begins with the admission that we're all far from perfect."

Make resolutions that are fun to achieve. Make a resolution to have more fun in your life. Don't take life so seriously. You don't want to be the person left holding the sign "It's Too Late".

Live each day for today. Forget about yesterday. Don't worry about tomorrow.

Last year is done, over. Forget about it. (Of course, you may have heard that last sentence with a New York accent with every word run together, but for my midwest accent, every word is enunciated properly. Not to disparage other accents, only to show you how it sounds in my head.)

So, relax your resolutions. You're not perfect. Don't strive to be. If you do, then all your resolutions will have been used up and you'll only get one left: stay perfect. What fun is that?

Rene Coty said, "It's taken me all my life to understand that it is not necessary to understand everything."

That's how I strive to live my life. It's not important that I understand every exact thing that happens. Just be happy that I'm along for the ride when it does.

Like I said before, last year is over. Be done with it. Don't look back with regrets. Look forward with hope and fun.

Relax your resolutions. You're not perfect. Don't strive to be. It's better to be imperfect and fun.

And, in the final words of Ms. Herzig: "It'll be a great year if we achieve even half of our goals. Let's resolve, first and foremost, to have fun trying."

I so agree.

-- Happy New Year

Vicki

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