noun. plural noun: resolutions
a firm decision to do or not to do something.
“she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more”
the quality of being determined or resolute.
“he handled the last French actions of the war with resolution”
Somehow, in western thinking, the New Year brings the need for resolutions; commitments to make changes in life. For many, this is an opportunity to evaluate the current situation, looking for improvements. For others it, is a stressful time of feeling they have not measured up.
In my opinion, it is always good to evaluate our situations. Life is a fluid process. We grow and change all the time. As parents this transition is all the more in flux because little people are part of the mix. We no longer “have control” of everything!
We can not second guess what each day will hold. This is a good thing. It forces us to be flexible, causing us to be open to changes we might not have perviously considered!
You have to decide for your self whether or not you want to think about next year and write down ‘resolutions’. Just the thought of this may be overwhelming. That is OK. Maybe this is year is not the one to spend allot of time planning, thinking, arranging. This year may be a year of riding out the waves of life. It may be a few years before you are in a place where longterm planning fits. If your spouse is a planner you may need to let them do the planning for the time.
I encourage you not to stress out trying to fit into a mold that isn’t right for you. As previously stated, life is a fluid entity. Enjoy life where you are! There will be plenty of time for organization, planning, etc. in the future.
For those wishing to investigate the process of seeing New Year’s Resolutions find some interesting articles to help below!!!
Happy New Year!!! JUDY
How to Make (and Keep) Your New Year’s Resolutions By Kelly Mickle and Amy Marturana Winderl, C.P.T.
7 Steps For Making a New Year’s Resolution and Keeping Them Annabel Candy
Steps for making your New Year’s resolutions stick