Resolutions: Why it can be good not to keep them

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution.
-Jay Leno


I like the way Jay Leno thinks.  So I’m giving you permission to not worry about resolutions.  Do you ever feel like you have to justify the fact that you are not setting goals?  Do you sometimes feel guilty that you are doing nothing? 

Well, if the weather is lousy, and you and the kids are hunkered down eating cookies, doing nothing educational or productive, and everybody seems content, then relax and enjoy it.  For that day, don’t feel compelled to go ice skating, play hockey or do indoor aerobics.  In fact, you can turn this into a New Year’s Un-resolution: For one day a month you can make it your goal to have a “nothing” day (even though we all know it is a “something” day because it will re-charge your batteries and give you an intimate, stress-free day with your kids).  This, I say, is admirable and you are to be commended for it!
Happy New Year!!

by Claire Gawinowicz
Certified Parenting Educator

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