i've decided this year not to make any resolutions. i feel like a resolution is like setting myself up for failure. they tend to be too big...too unobtainable. resolutions are about goals and objects...it is easy to not meet a goal or object...even if you manage to make headway, it does not necessarily mean achieving.
so instead, i'm thinking of setting up some rules for myself. i'm not really sure how to explain the difference between this and resolutions, except for that they don't have a specific measurable goal at the end. they may together take the ultimate shape of a resolution, but they don't have the same accountability or ultimate failure factor. yes, i may find that once in awhile i might break one of my rules, but we all break the rules once in awhile. the key is to do the best to adhere to the rule..to not stray from the path. Plus, breaking a rule is a small act. Not meeting a resolution feels more monumental.
thus far, i have only one. i working on another...right now i'm in the midst of tearing apart from being a resolution to a rule. we'll just have to wait and see how well that turns out.