Friday, January 6, 2012

How NOT to make a New Year's Resolution

I don't make resolutions for the New Year because they are destined to fail if I do. I find if I don't make one, then I surprise myself when I do set out to do something and it works. I know it works and nobody is the wiser if it fails.
Sixteen years ago on January 6, 1996 I quit smoking cold turkey. My Dad always told me not to vow to do something ahead of time. He said put your mind to it and do it with no help. Now I know that that is always not possible. I know how addicting smoking was just like buying purses is to Frantastic and shoes are to Stacey. You cannot always control what you become addicted to. Sixteen years ago I was ready to quit so I went out with a bang. I got terribly drunk, smoked my last cigarette and voila. Next day I awoke with a massive hangover and no desire to smoke again. It doesn't always work that way though. Some people need help to quit a bad habit or a good one but regardless, you have to be ready to quit your unhealthly habits; one cannot be forced to do so.
So there, I don't make them.. However, I still think I should just like I think I should have liposuction on my fat calves, butt and thighs. Like I should diet which I do every year and that too fails; like I vow to save more and spend less; like I vow to drive less and walk more and on and on and on it goes. 
I say don't make a resolution(s) and see if you surprise yourself.
Happy New Year to you all!
QT

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