My First-Ever New Year’s Resolution

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  1. Patrick says:

    Through my ordeal, I too have learned the importance of happiness and being in the moment. Go easy on yourself if you have a non-resolution day. 🙂 It takes time to become mindful of the thoughts that try to creep in and take away joy. A friend shared this simple phrase: Life is too short not to have joy.

  2. I looked back on your last year’s post on giving myself a challenge. I am not sure whether your post triggered my attitude but I certainly did challenge myself in three key areas and am proud to let you know that I achieved my aims. The three areas and negativity that had clouded me were (a) End marital settlement (it is NEVER going to happen), (b) Losing weight (I am ALWAYS going to be overweight), and (c) decision to start a new career (I am too old). It is good to look back and see how far I have come. Thanks
    All the best to you for a peaceful, joyful (and challenging) 2016.

  3. I have never been one for resolutions either…seemed more defeating than uplifting to me. I do appreciate setting personal goals (at any time of year, not just because a calendar changes! lol) and enjoy seeing progress on them…though I can’t remember the last time I sat down and focused on a specific life goal with actionable items…maybe that will be my ‘resolution’ this year-to be mindful of the power of setting goals and surveying my life and finding reasonable and actionable ones to implement. If you want to get out of a hole, you have to build a ladder. Happy New Year Lisa!

  4. tracihalpin says:

    Sounds good! I love the hedonism reference. I usually think of hedonism as full out pleasure…sex, drugs, alcohol, crazy times. In my mind that’s how I see it. The thought of finding it in every day small pleasures is a great way to seeing it differently and seeing it possible, rather than some ideal fantasy in my head.

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