New Year-New Me!
When January rolls around conversations inevitably seem to gravitate towards resolutions, namely if one has made or plans to make them for the the upcoming twelve months. In my opinion, regarding resolutions people fall into one of two camps.
1. The person who gets extremely excited about January first and literally takes pen and paper in hand and makes a numbered list of all the things they resolve to change about themselves. The list may be long and ambitious. (I admit to doing this a time or two.) Almost invariably they fail within days or weeks at the most. Perhaps they may try again sometime during the year. More than likely they give up until the next January when the process starts over again.
2. The person who doesn't bother to make resolutions because they like the status quo or know they won't keep them anyway. The easiest way to not feel like a failure, at least in the short term is to never try. Of course in the end they fail regardless.
I believe in a happy medium. You don't have to write down official resolutions that start at 12:01 am January 1st, set in stone and made so high they might as well be in the ozone. We all have things we'd like to change and make better or do differently but it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Start small with something achievable. You want to lose weight? Set a small goal of 5 pounds instead of 50. Reach that goal and set another, then another. You may say hey, why are you talking about losing weight on a bread blog? Because it's possible to do, that's why. I know from experience. Ever heard the expression, "Everything in moderation"?
Want to get fit? Run a 5k? Walk around the block without getting winded? Start small and set small goals but just start! Of course you should check with your doctor or health professional first but get that hiney up off the couch and move! If it helps you to be accountable, tell someone your plan. Treat each small goal met as an achievement and build upon it.
The same principle can apply to many things you'd like to do in the upcoming year and while we're at it, change need not wait until the first of January. You have 364 more days to make a fresh start!
Now go make some Pepperoni Bread!
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