Good luck to anyone making a New Years's resolution for 2013.
Your heart and mind are in the right place. For many, the start of a new year has come to signify a time for a fresh start.
Common resolutions in our society are health related such as dieting, healthy eating, or breaking the tobacco habit. Other resolutions can run the gamut from broad promises such as more intelligent spending to resolving to being nicer to people in your life, even those annoying telemarketers who call at the worst possible time of day.
The idea of New Year's resolutions started thousands of years ago. The fact that we keep making them each new year indicates we're still trying to improve.
Just making a resolution is admirable. It's a recognition a problem exists. That even goes for not so major issues, too.
On many of the major issues, remember support systems are in place to help. You are not alone. On weight loss, for example, there are plenty of programs and local resources to provide support and encouragement. The same goes for people wanting to break their tobacco habit, or people in financial trouble.
The key is making resolutions a realistic goal. If the resolution is outlandish (eating and liking brussels sprouts) there's little hope of reaching it. Maybe that's why it's likely many 2013 resolutions won't last much past New Year's Day.
But, congratulations for even thinking about a resolution. And we wish you lots of good luck as 2012 ends and 2013 arrives in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Whatever your resolution, keep working at it.