It's Resolution Time!
New Year's Day is just around the corner, and that means one thing: time for me to start thinking about the resolutions that I will make and break before the end of January.
I've been making the same ones for the past couple decades: lose weight, eat healthier foods, exercise regularly, and the biggie—save money. If I've been at it that long and have not succeeded, then clearly I'm doing something very wrong.
The most obvious solution to this problem is to stop making resolutions. But I've never been one to go with the obvious. No, I tend to keep trying the same thing over and over and over…and somehow expect a different result.
Maybe next year, I'll do things differently. Maybe I'll take a spiritual approach to making the changes I want. I've already been doing that with some things this past year and have seen positive changes in my life.
I started this post with no idea of where I was going on the subject. But the more I think about it, the more I like the idea of taking a spiritual approach to improving my eating, exercising and spending/saving habits.
It would be a matter of calling on God (or Source or the Universe, as non-religious types refer to Him) to strengthen me so I can reach my goals. If I get serious about doing things that way, it would be nearly impossible to fail. After all, the Bible tells us we can have self control.
And no, this site will not be all about religious stuff. I can be the Pollyanna type sometimes, but in general, I am put off by super religious folks. I certainly don't want to become one of them. Since the idea to take the spiritual route to health and finances came to me as I was typing, I decided to roll with it.
So my resolutions will be the same as usual in 2020. After all, they are oldies but goodies. However, I expect my results to be very different. Next year, after decades of trying, I will be successful with all my resolutions.