New Year Realities?

Young1s
By Young1s Latest Reply 2014-01-12 16:26:57 -0600
Started 2014-01-09 00:04:35 -0600

So here we are again facing a new year. Do I dare make a new resolution? I think not!!! Why?! BecauseI just find myself making promises that won't come true once again? Really!?!, nope, not me!

I'm not saying that I won't do something, but I won't make anymore declarations that I can't fulfill, within the timeframe of life that has been given me.

So, this year I resolve to make good on resolutions of past. Why not? Lose weight, yeah. Eat better, of course? And then some…just saying. What about you?

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9 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-01-11 22:39:12 -0600 Report

Hey Young1s,

Great to see you, as always!

What I think is the key to a good new year's resolution is to pick something realistic and then commit to it. Not a whole long list of resolutions. Use the resolution to add something positive to your life. But don't set yourself up for failure.

Happy 2014!

Gary

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-01-12 16:26:57 -0600 Report

I like your suggestion to set positive resolutions that we feel confident we can reach. Then back up that large resolution by establishing concrete and realistic weekly or monthly steps that will lead to achieving the resolution. It really works! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2014-01-10 18:17:16 -0600 Report

This New Year:
Wear more bracelets
Make more bracelets
Get some of the back log of photos off my phone
Maybe I can manage to keep theses

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-01-11 18:11:05 -0600 Report

Sounds like you found a refreshing change, to consider for the new year. Diabetes does get tiring! Sometimes a nice change can make a positive difference.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-01-10 13:20:31 -0600 Report

I don't use the new year to make resolutions anymore because I find if I don't do them, I wait until next year to try again. So I keep on making new goals as I meet my old ones. October of last year was a big change month for me. I was able to keep it going through the holidays with various forms of success. So the new year is the time to brush off the holiday dust and get back on track. Some things stuck and I don't have to amend, while other took a bigger hit. But at least I only have a couple of things to work on now, when in October I was working on a lot more.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-01-10 14:01:18 -0600 Report

Way back in the day, and I refuse to say how many moons ago, I use to think I could go out and conquer the world. Unfortunately, I simply ended up feeling as if I fell in the mud. So now, I take it all just one step at a time. Better to be a tortoise then a hare. In the long run, I seem to get where I'm going more frequently.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-01-10 08:44:22 -0600 Report

Well, let's see…I think I'll just try to retain a positive outlook, and live to enjoy life! Very basic, but it's a big gulp! Portion control does not apply in this case.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-09 17:25:08 -0600 Report

I stopped making resolutions a long time ago… I never kept them anyways, so why even trouble myself to make any more?

It makes your life much less stressful for not making commitments that you will not keep, but feel guilty for not keeping them!