We have all made New Year's resolutions. Some have stuck, while others were destined to fail the moment they were born. Sometimes they're trite. One year I resolved to have painted nails, and succeeded, though they were chipped most of the time. Other times they're well meaning. Be good to others, is one I had. Oftentimes they disappear, simply forgotten, or fail because they are too great or too rigid.
Taking into account so much of what has happened in my life the past few years, I wanted a good one. I wanted to solve my feelings of disappointment in myself, and stress. It's essential for me to always be striving and see no end in sight, just a better life. I've always had trouble juggling work, friends, relationships, artistic ambitions, taking time out for myself, and basic responsibilities like housework. I go in phases. Sometimes I only do things that I love and make me happy, ignoring responsiblities. Other times I work, work, work, ignoring friends and family.
So this year, I've resolved to improve balance. I want a day filled with work, chores, fun activities, friends, family, and writing. I want to be able to do everything and not too much of just one in a day. I waited to share this resolution as I have put it to practice for the majority of January. It seems to be working. I feel so much less stress and greater happiness. What can I say? I'm on the path to a better me.
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