It’s the time of year when everyone is recovering from Christmas festivities and settling into the New Year. This also is the same time many individuals are trying to figure out what resolutions and changes they are going to make, so that the next year is better than the last.

While I am all for self-improvement and the continual search to make something better, I have come to the conclusion over the years that no matter what resolution I make, even if it is a multi-part goal spread out over the course of several months, I will not be able to keep it.

At first, I felt like I was a failure because it seemed everywhere I looked on social media that everyone was able to make and keep a New Year’s resolution, at least for the first month.

I would be the one who spent all of January sweating bullets about picking the perfect resolution, praying nobody would ask me about it in the meantime.

It finally hit me one year, as I was trying to figure out my perfect annual resolution idea that I wasn’t going to carry out, that I didn’t actually need one.

Throughout the course of one year alone, so many things can change in my life, ranging from my personal to my work life, some of which I have control of and some of which I have absolutely no control over, that I didn’t need to spend time fretting over a resolution that may or may not actually impact my life in the long run.

Ashley Langreck can be reached at 800-426-9438, ext. 192, or alangreck@agrinews-pubs.com. Follow her on Twitter at: @AgNews_Langreck.

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