22 April, 2020

Resolutions #AtoZChallenge

Did you make a New Year's Resolution for 2020?
How's it going?

It seems like a good time to check on Resolutions, don't you think? We're a quarter of the way through the year. A lot of people will have bailed on their Resolution already. Have you? And if so, why not take the time now to pick it back up?

I saw this on facebook yesterday. How perfect!

So, did you make a Resolution?

Generally, I don't do that (for a variety of reasons I'll not go into here) but this year there was one thing that jumped out, and I made one Resolution. I can't remember now exactly how I worded it, but basically I am going to be more diligent with my social commitments. You see, to me, there is no plan better than a canceled plan. That means I need to make plans with better care, so that I don't find a way to cancel them. One Resolution, two prongs: DON'T cancel (unless truly necessary), ONLY agree to a social commitment that I feel strongly about, no on-a-whim "sure, let's do that" type events.

Now, with everyone staying in - and if not, at least understanding of the concept - this is a very easy Resolution to keep!

I would imagine there are two situations happening regarding the world's 2020 Resolutions:

1. Resolutions that involve going out and doing something are not being kept. Exercise goals? Can't go to a gym, walks are cut short, unless you prepared a home gym = hard to keep.
Resolved to eat better? a lot of processed food on the menu, delivery is the safest option, unless you have a good source for fresh fruit and veggies = hard to keep. 
Resolve to travel more? Ix-nay. Not for quite a while, I'll bet.

2. Resolutions that involve staying in should be doing well. Read more? You have the time. Spend more time with family? In spades! (except for distant family)

So, what about you? If you made a Resolution, how's it going? Is it easier or harder in this new world paradigm?


  1. I don't think I've made New year resolutions since I was a teen. I find that any time is a good time to resolve to do something. It's just a constant all year round thing :)

    1. I agree. Why arbitrarily choose January 1?

  2. New Year resolutions don't stand for a month for me, so I quit making some ;)
    S is for Scherenschnitte

    1. When I lived in the States and had a gym membership, January and February were the worst because they were packed with resolution-ers. If you want to improve yourself, no time like the present!

  3. I don't do resolutions. I hate the idea that there's only one time of year to decide to set new goals. New goals should be made all the time.

    At the beginning of this, I thought I'd get more time to work on my online shop. And... I haven't been, but I have. I mean, I haven't gotten as much done as I thought I could, but I have been doing something. And more than I would have done if I was working. So, a minor success.

    And I'm getting out for an hour walk most days. That's been excellent.

    1. That is awesome! Some progress is progress!

      I totally agree about resolutions. I don't know why I did it this year.

  4. I don't make resolutions at the beginning of the year. I do set goals though, but at any time of the year.

    1. Yeah. This was a one-off for me. Totally unusual.


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