Unlike everyone in my Facebook feed (it seems) I am not opposed to making resolutions. I think the desire to improve is wired into us and the turning of the year is a natural time to reflect on what we did right or wrong and how we are going to step it up a notch or two in the coming year.
Equally it is easy to fail in our resolutions by, oh… mid January. This is mainly because we are overly optimistic, on a bit of a New Beginning High and most importantly (for those of us who work full time) on holiday. That paradise place from where doing regular exercise, cooking healthy food, and practicing radical self-care (yes it is a phrase) seems perfectly possible.