Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Resolutions, 2012

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I am not so big on resolutions because they always tend to bring out my inner "should" lady (not because I'm perfect already).

You know, as in:
     You really should be nicer to others.
     You should get more exercise.
     You should lose ten pounds.
            and on and on and on...

That inner lady really bugs me sometimes. Still, it is that time of year and old habits die hard.

My intentions are good; my resolution, my on-going determination, often falters.

So this year, 2012, I am making only one resolution and that is to be kinder and gentler to others AND to myself.  

This morning, I went to the small gym at the club house and worked out for 30 minutes.  It felt good and I intend to make regular use of the workout equipment because it makes me feel stronger and healthier.  And sometimes I won't feel like exercising and that judgmental inner "should" lady will nag at me, but I will just thank her for her concern and decide for myself whether or not to exercise that moment or make a plan for another time.


SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Excellent idea ! It's the "should" bit that puts the tin lid on actually doing it , for me . Just makes me dig my heels in .
Perhaps I should resolve to tame my inner toddler in 2012 !

Grandma Kc said...

I like your resolution! I think it is a very good one and certainly one that will put smiles on other peoples faces, too!

Linda Reeder said...

The goal of "feeling good" sounds like a good one to me.

Arkansas Patti said...

I could add those with no problem as I am no where near perfect.

oklhdan said...

I love your take on the whole resolution idea. I may embrace the "feeling good" idea as well.

Sightings said...

Excellent attitude! Exercise b/c it makes you feel good, not because you "should." And you know what? You'll probably get more exercise with that approach anyway.

Margaret said...

I'm trying to be kinder to myself too. A good goal for most of us.