As soon as Christmas is over my mind turns completely and totally to one thing: New Year’s Resolutions.
I’m a huge fan of resolutions, but that’s probably because I make it a hobby to set near-impossible short term goals for myself throughout the year. Why leave all the fun to January? Some of you are probably firmly opposed, and I understand why. It seems like every resolution is doomed for failure, and sure it could be more fun to watch everyone else cynically. But haven’t you read enough inspirational quotes to overcome this?
A few years ago my family started picking One Word for each year, stemming from this website. The idea is that instead of making a long list of resolutions you’ll end up breaking anyway, you pick one word to focus on for the whole year. It’s easy to turn everything back to that word, to remember it and apply it and see it.