AS 2018 IS ENDING, there is a funny thing happening: the resolution machinery is put to work. Open any big box store flyer and you’ll be reminded of resolutions, particularly the fitness ones.
The distance between today’s you (somewhat heavier and poorer you after Christmas eating and shopping,) and the better you of tomorrow (possibly fitter but just as poor or worse if you give in to promises and buy promises shaped like fitness machines,) is ultimately yours to decide on.
We go through the same resolution moves year after year. While I agree that every new year is a chance to get yourself to be better in whatever ways you choose – which we all should do, I could also argue that should anyone want to change their ways, they can do it starting tomorrow or next week.
Ideally, if one has reason enough to seek something better, they will; new year resolution time or not.
Daniela Ginta, MSc, is a Kamloops-based freelance writer and columnist who blogs at www.danielaginta.com.