Firstly, I want to thank everyone who has followed, commented and read my blog for the past several months. I hope to grow my readership in the coming year and help more people who are living this life.
Let’s talk about New Year’s resolutions. We all make New Years resolutions, but seldom keep them. I stopped doing this years ago. The reason I stopped is that I found I felt obligated to keep those resolutions. I would only disappoint myself when I failed.
But if you decide to make a resolution, don’t do it because everyone does it. Do it because you really want to change. Change is hard. You have to be able to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.
Change takes discipline, resolve and nerves of steel. It is hard to change habits that we have had for years upon years, but it can be done. But you have to do it for the right reasons. You have to do it for yourself.
The hardest thing I have ever done is give up eating gluten and dairy. But I got to the point where my health was so bad, I knew I had to change. Yes, I had a choice, as we all have, but the decision to stop eating those things came from years of bad health and the tiredness that goes along with it. You have to draw your line in the sand. You have to say, enough.
If you are considering stopping eating gluten and or dairy, think carefully about what you want to get out of it. If you think you will lose weight and that eating gluten and dairy is bad, you will be disappointed. It is not healthy and you will most likely not lose weight.
If you are doing something because “everyone” is doing it, Stop. Think. Ask yourself these questions:
- why am I doing this
- what do I want to get out of it
- what steps do I need to take
- do I have a plan
- can I follow through
- am I just following the herd
These are just a few of the questions you need to ask yourself before you embark on any life changing endeavor. My advice is, just do it. Don’t announce it or make a big show of it. In fact, keep it to yourself. Then there is no obligation to “make good” on your promises. You only have to be true to yourself.
Whatever resolutions you make or don’t make, I wish everyone a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.