My Anti-Resolution List 2015

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Well here we are again…at the cusp of a new year with a list of resolutions ready to make fools of us all.  I don’t know about you, but I totally suck at keeping resolutions.  Whether it’s because I set my goals too high or I’m unrealistic about my time management skills, I always disappoint myself.

So this year I am preparing a list of things I resolve NOT to do.  Perhaps a shift in my perspective will help me be more diligent in achieving these elusive goals.  So here is my list of five items I will not engage  in 2015:

#1 – I RESOLVE to NOT go on a diet.  I will not fall victim to any juicing fads or paleo-inspired dietary restrictions.  I WILL feed my body fresh food (potatoes are healthy right?) and  I will look at every thing I eat as a deposit to my “body bank account.”  Withdrawals, of course, are entirely acceptable as well, especially on my birthday.

#2 – I RESOLVE to NOT sign up for any fitness classes that make me a slave to a schedule. A workout schedule of any sort is a sure-fire way for me to find ways around it.  I WILL go the gym as often as possible and even better, I will find opportunities to be out in nature jogging or walking or soaking up the sunshine.

#3 – I RESOLVE to NOT let anyone (including my 3 beautiful, budding goddesses) find ways to steal my peace.  I WILL stay neutral in family dramas, approach each situation with love and compassion, and speak with honesty and integrity.

#4 –  I RESOLVE to NOT let my own insecurities play that sorry, broken, old record of negative self-talk that haunts me in my weak moments.  I WILL be gentle on myself when I feel weak, tired and alone and I WILL love my imperfections.

#5 – I RESOLVE to NOT say YES when I MEAN NO.  Just like that…

The Lord bless you and keep you;
 the Lord make his face shine on you
 and be gracious to you;
 the Lord turn his face toward you
 and give you peace.  (Numbers 6:24-26)

Blessings to you in 2015,



About Goddess Arriving

Welcome to Goddess Arriving! I'm a 52 year old mother of three budding goddesses, grad student, runner and seeker of all things spiritual. This blog is my "white space" to speak my truth and explore ways to live well and age with grace and wisdom.

1 comment on “My Anti-Resolution List 2015

  1. And I will forgive myself for the misspelling of “too” in the first paragraph. I frantically went in to change it after I hit the publish button! But alas, some of you will see the error. Loving my caffeine-inspired self!

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