I don't waste my time on New Year's resolutions. Besides the fact that they have a negative connotation attached to them, I feel like you're just setting yourself up for failure. Along the lines of, "... I wasn't good enough at xxx last year, so this year I guess I`ll try again."
By thinking you weren't good enough in the first place, you fail before you even start.
Instead of New Year's resolutions, I like to start every January by writing a list of 10 things (of the many) that I love/appreciate about life.
Remember, it's the small daily pleasures that count the most. Take the time to appreciate something that you enjoy everyday and it will all add up. Before you know it, you won't be able to stop yourself from being positive. A positive energy will permeate all of your senses.
Then, when the downfalls in life come -- which they surely will, after all, this is life -- you can rely on your positive "reserves" to get you through it.
Anyway, here is my list of ten, off the top of my head.
1.) The people I love and love me back.
2.) I live in a climate that has four distinct seasons to enjoy.
3.) The smell of fresh rain.
6.) Bed sheets that were hung outside on the line to dry.
7.) The sound of children playing.
8.) Wind in my hair.
9.) Flowers. Not in a vase, but planted in a garden.
10.) An extra-extra firm mattress.
11.) Shoes. Although, right now it is boots since winter is upon us.
12.) Hitting every green light when I am driving.
13.) My animals. (Two sharpeis, Kiki-san and Earl, and a Russian blue kitty, Jay-Jay the Jetplane)
Oops! Was only going to do 10, so I'll stop. But see how easy it is when you take a moment?
Easy-peasy! Why don't you try it?
*BTW, if you didn't see writing and making movies on my list, it is because there is no need. That IS a given!*
And on a different note -- HOCKEY IS BACK!
GO CANUCKS GO.
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