Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's February, how's your New Year's resolutions?

For most people, by the time the calendar flips to February, they have already failed on their New Year's resolutions and are no longer doing what they vowed to do on January 1st.  Usually it's because their New Year's resolutions were too hard or unattainable.  Saying you are going to lose 30 pounds or start running every day in the middle of winter is a tough goal that most people just cannot handle.  For others, perhaps it is because you never wrote your goals down or did not set up a method to monitor or keep track of your progress.  If you can't see gradual improvement or notable signs that you are on a path to achieve your goal, then it becomes defeating and will most likely get put aside.
But if you have made it this far in the year and you are still achieving, progressing, or maintaining your stated and written New Year's resolutions, then good for you!  At this point, if you were trying to break a bad habit, like quitting smoking or not drinking soda, then you have most likely made it past the point were you have now developed a new habit.  One that is healthy and good.  Now, if you are one of the many who have failed on your New Year's resolutions, then never fear, a new opportunity approaches.  As we approached the season of Lent, it is a great time to make a point to find a worthy goal that you can use as a method to become a better version of yourself.  Examine your life and your lifestyle and let this year be your best Lent ever!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Thoughts on February

February is an odd month.  It's spelled funny.  It's shorter than any other month, even when there is a leap year.  Speaking of which, it gets an extra day every four years.  Wouldn't you hate to have been born on February 29th?  Here in Missouri, February is still very much a winter month and it is one which usually brings the most snow.  But it's also a month that makes you think about the change of seasons from winter to spring.  February is when the Super Bowl is played.  The end of the football season.  February is also when pitchers and catchers report to spring training for baseball.  The beginning of the baseball season. Yes, February is an odd month.  What do you think?