We’ve officially reached that dark, fuzzy time of year where Christmas has passed, but the new year has not yet arrived, and we can never quite seem to remember what day it is. All we know is we have begun filling ourselves full of unrealistic hopes for a better year than the shithole that was the one we’re still stuck in, and our newsfeeds are full of “New Year, New Me!” nonsense from our friends and relatives.
Why set ourselves up for failure? Why make promises we know we won’t keep? Why give ourselves reasons to hate this new year before it’s even begun?
Why even MAKE resolutions if you know you’re not going to keep them? Good question! Normally, I don’t– but there’s something to be said for listening to someone lament about how quickly they broke their resolutions and being able to smile and respond “I kept and completed all 30 of mine already.”
Bragging rights, people. BRAGGING. RIGHTS.
Okay, so that’s not the only reason. There’s just something that feels good, when you’re surrounded by the chaos of children, to accomplish something. Even just a little something.
Today, I offer to you, some very achievable “resolutions” you can check off your list, even when you don’t have the time to drink a cup of coffee before it gets cold, or pee without someone knocking at the door.
See? There’s no reason to think about New Year’s Resolutions as impossible to keep, too time consuming, too stressful. The above may not make you richer, or healthier, or change you into a better person– but they’ll make you feel good, and after the crap past year, feeling good is pretty great.
@DianeAuten There is no other way
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I don't know what I want for dinner, but I can guarantee it's not any of the 14 things my husband will suggest.
@ThisIsAstartes Best worst little shits on the planet.
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Some people meal prep to be healthy throughout the week. Some people meal prep because they want to be lazy for the rest of the week. I meal prep to prove to my kids that humans CAN eat the same thing day after day without dying.