Wishing everyone a happy and healthy and successful New Year! Are you setting new goals? Making resolutions? I hope yours fare better than Luann’s Father’s.
What happens to your New Year’s resolutions? Do they follow the same pattern as Luann’s parents. In a strip that ran on November 16, 2014 Nancy and Frank DeGroot are sitting on the couch eating popcorn. She’s reading a book and he’s reading the newspaper. And she asks, “What ever happened to your New Year’s resolution to take up jogging?”
“Nothing I’m keen to start. It’s just that in January and February were too cold. March was windy. April I had taxes to do, and in May we had house guests. June, July and August were way too hot. Then I got that kink in my neck and then I couldn’t find my earbuds.”
She says, “I see. And right now?”
“It’s getting kind of dark…”
“But you’re keen to start.”
He grabs a handful of popcorn and turns back to the newspaper. “Think about it all the time.”
If you want some inspiration for establishing new habits and sticking to them, this blog post from Dani Greer at The Blood Red Pencil might be of help.