With the holidays behind us and the first month of 2022 half over, we find that keeping that dreaded New Year’s resolution can be harder than you think.
It is a cinch to make a promise in December, but it will put your willpower to the test. Can you make or keep a New Year’s resolution? This question has been around perpetually and it does get harder to answer.
Making a New Year’s resolution could be one way of saying something needs to be changed. My brother-in-law swore he would stop smoking sometime during January. You can still see him carrying a pack in his pocket. My neighbor had hoped to eat healthier foods, yet I see pizza being delivered at least one night a week.
My friend Cathy swore to be more organized. Yesterday, I stopped by her office and I couldn’t see the top of her desk. I know I heard my friend Janice swear she was going to spend less money this year, yet when we talked in the mall her arms were loaded down with packages.
Were these people silly to make a New Year’s resolution they knew they couldn’t keep? Maybe people make resolutions wanting to start the New Year off with a clean slate. For some people maintaining their New Year’s resolution is an easy thing to do. For others, it is difficult.
At the library, I met a woman who made a New Year’s resolution. She and her child were going to read a new book each week. I hope they can keep up with their reading program.
At our house, we keep our New Year’s resolutions simple. We will think about exercising more. And if no one has touched that fruitcake by February, we will toss it out.
Nancee Harrison is a past columnist for the Greene County Daily World. Visit www.blondeladywithdarkroots.com or email her at email@example.com or send comments to Nancee, Daily World, box 129 Linton IN 47441.