One the 12th Day of Christmas

What a failure.  All I had to do was post 12 posts before January 6th (the epiphany) and I couldn’t even make that happen.  That’s not a good sign of the year to come or is it?  This is the time of year that people make resolutions and grand plans for betterment.  Most fail because most are unrealistic.  Are you really going to start going to the gym during the coldest, darkest time of the year?  You are already depressed and feeling bad about yourself and now you pledge to go and workout surrounded by people who have been going to the gym for years and look great?  You’ll go once and feel so much worse about yourself that you’ll leave and stop at the iced cream store on the way home to feel better.  

Instead of jumping head first into a pool of health, you should ease into it.   Start by not having that iced cream.  Pick a salad over the burger at lunch.  Aim to take a walk 3 times a week.  Aim low and you won’t fail.  Once you don’t fail at that, aim a little higher and gently creep your way to betterment.  After all slow and steady wins the race.    

So on this first day after Christmas, I am posting my final post from my 12 days of Christmas.  Sure I’m a little late, but at least I got it done.  That is more than I can say for a lot of other things I’ve started.  Now I’m at a new beginning, a new year and an incrementally better new me.   What’s today’s small step?  I’m not sure yet but tomorrow’s small step will be to know what the step is before I start my day….so I guess today small step is to write tomorrow’s small step.     

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