Ask a couple of people what resolutions they are planning on making this year and you will hear:

  • Eat more healthily 
  • Be kinder
  • Travel more
  • Take a picture every day
  • Blog more often
  • Exercise
  • Run a marathon
  • Give up alcohol or meat or go vegan

But you rarely ever hear anyone say:

This year I am not making any resolutions but instead I am choosing a New Year’s idea. 

I think that’s funny. Ideas are much more easy to sustain than resolutions. Also, ideas or principles tend to be less guilt inducing than broken resolutions.

People should make life more easy for themselves.