I confess that I rarely make New Year’s Resolutions.
It isn’t that I don’t want to improve. There are so many ways that I could be a better human being, for both my sake and the sake of others around me. I just don’t use January 1 as a time to do that–if there’s something I want to improve, I start to work on it.
However, despite the arbitrary nature of the calendar year, it’s a nice excuse to try something new. So when Megan recently mentioned that we need to stop buying sweets after a trip to Trader Joe’s, I proposed that we do just that.
As of January 1, we stopped buying sweets. Granted, there are some delightful loopholes in this resolution. We can’t buy sweets, but we can still acquire them through other means (gifts, baking, etc). Also, because we made the resolution before January 1, we bought a few treats before then that currently reside in our kitchen.
Also, it’s not necessarily a resolution for the entire year. It’s more like, “How long can we go without buying sweets?” I’m sure we’ll end up making exceptions along the way (birthdays, eating out, etc), but we’ll see how well we do.
Did you make a resolution this year? Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution that worked out great?