A Resolution for All Occasions

I decided to keep things simple this year. Just one resolution to cover all the things I want to do in 2010. Something simple that I can pull out of my pocket and apply to whatever situation I find myself in and that will help me make the right decision.

My resolution is to be better to me.

That doesn’t mean I get to eat as much chocolate as I want and hire someone to clean the toilets. Though at the moment, they seem like good ideas. I spend a lot of time and energy putting things that are good for me (like taking a walk, or reading a book for 20 minutes, or de-stressing with my MP3 player and a crossword) to the bottom of my to-do list. This year, I’m going to be more selfish and put myself first more often.

And I’m not talking about anything complex or hugely time-consuming or expensive. I’m talking about being first in some simple things that will help me become healthier, fitter, less stressed, more productive and creative and maybe even a more balanced person. That’s a tall order for such a small resolution. But I’m ready to take it on and see where it goes. I want to look back at every day and make sure that I can see something that was accomplished for me that will move me toward my goals.

There’s always time in the day to get the work done, and if there isn’t, I make it–deadlines are met, lessons are prepped, household chores are done. I need to be that dedicated to me. As has been said before: If not now, when? If not me, who?

Yes, this year I will be better to me.

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