Here's to a better 2021...


New Year’s resolutions are tough to come up with, and even harder to live up to. Especially when propensities – the things we love to do, clash with principles – the things we should live up to. Maybe that clash is the reason so many resolutions fail: we’re full of hope when we make them, but maybe lacking a little stick-to-it-ive-ness when it comes to following through. It’s best to set modest goals that are well thought out – you may want to stretch a little, but in general it’s probably best to make them something you think you can do. Give them a try, figure out how to get into a rhythm, and then just keep going. And don’t worry if you miss a beat or fall a little short… there’s nothing stopping you from restarting. These are promises you make to yourself; the means to reconciling any doubts or weaknesses are within your power.  Just be honest with yourself, be realistic with your goals, and do the best you can. Remember: anything is almost always better than nothing; when the race is against yourself, you can’t lose. After all, 2021’s resolutions have to be easier than the ups and downs we all had to do to stay healthy and safe in 2020.  Make some resolutions that will be good for you and 2021 today.

 

Charlotte Brontë (1816 – 1855): English novelist and poet – the oldest of three sisters whose novels became classics of English literature