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Dec 31

Resolutions or Recovery?

I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s resolutions. They’re fun to make and talk about but they just don’t seem to have any staying power.  I love the concept, love the idea of a fresh start I just don’t know if we take our resolutions very seriously.
“Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”  ―  G.K. Chesterton

A resolution is so easily broken in the busyness of the new year, more like a wish than a choice. If we don’t stick to it perfectly it’s over, we throw it away and forget it. They just don’t seem to last. If you’re looking for change that lasts spend some time thinking about recovery instead of resolutions as you move into 2013.

Recovery is a choice, something that we work towards and experience every day. It is much more than a wish, it’s a way of living. What do you really want in your life? How do you want to live? What choices will you make? What will you create?

This year I choose recovery. I choose to be healthy. I choose to be happy, to forgive, to heal and let go. My recovery doesn’t have to be perfect for me to believe in it. As a matter of fact it will never be perfect. It’s a work in progress – a process – a choice that we make every day. One day at a time, recovery always works, if you work it. It’s true… Believe it.  Believe in yourself!  And have a happy and safe New Year!

~ Jane

  • CinderellaSue

    Love, blessings and laughter to you, Jane, in the New Year-

    • http://janedoerecovery.com/ Jane

      Love to you and every blessing sweet CinderellaSue  <3

  • RecoverySoldier

    This is so true, thank you for putting this into a realistic view.  I’m relieved of the dread that I feel every year the first time I skip my “resolution” workout, the first time I cave on my diet, the first tantrum (or wrench) that I throw, etc… it’s about the recovery process, not about adhering to a checklist of “resolutions.”  Awesome.  Happy 2013 to you dear Jane!!

    • http://janedoerecovery.com/ Jane

      Hope your new year is going well my friend!  Thanks so much for the comment and blessings to you in your ongoing process of recovery. 

  • Kyczy

    Yes – set the intention and the resolve, one day at a time to pick yourself up from whatever has thrown you down. It is not a wish- it is an action. Hugs – you are my hero

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