Yes, it's the first post of the new year! Of course, I'm going to address resolutions. But not the way you may be thinking. I don't like declaring a string of actions that seem improbable. I don't know about you, but I have enough challenges to manage.
Focus. For the last few years, after a lifetime of failing all of my resolutions famously, I decided to look for a focus for the year. Just something with softer edges--more flexible, more forgiving.
This year I'm giving myself an F! That's right, an F, but not for failure. I'm focusing on FRIENDS, FAMILY, FUN & FIBER. Why fiber, because a health challenge appeared last year--high-ish blood sugar. One of the best ways to rapidly amend this issue is to add more movement to my life and to increase the fiber quotient in my diet. More on fiber in future posts, but look at this plate of nutrition! Polyphenols galore and fiber in the mix (fennel, onion, broccoli, radicchio, carrots, cabbage, zucchini, yellow squash, lemon juice, olive oil...and a few skin-on potatoes). What a great way to balance the excess of holiday eating! With a plate of nutritional excess!
The harsh new year's beginning. The words below are strict. They're good words, but I don't want to use them throughout my new year. They seem harsh, unforgiving, line-in-the-sand kind of words...well, just too concrete.
|New Year's Resolution Synonyms
Friendly and forgiving--I can roll with that.
|New Year's Focus