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.
Frying pans. Who knew, right? pic.twitter.com/usSQcFGpmI
Just did this yesterday and it was everything 9 year old me could have dreamed of pic.twitter.com/imYQlUmSVn
LIVE on Twitch tonight -- come say hi! twitch.tv/holdinholden
As I embark on an 11 day trip with my kids, this is especially fitting. VACATIONS WITH KIDS ARE MANUAL LABOR! holdinholden.com/2016/03/vaca…
Are you, though?? 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Rm5L9PBuiL
When I file for divorce and people ask why I'm gonna say "I told him I felt bloated & wanted donuts and he replied 'that's not gonna help'"
Me usually: Lunch time, kids! So much to choose from! Me before a trip: You're gettin' a bread sandwich because I'm not going shopping again
How to Convince Your Fam to Watch ANYTHING you want on Netflix! goo.gl/fb/H6iZrR
We're just... uh.... wrestling.... 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/dpAIyM88c8