For me, the rot started and ended when I used to make and break New Year’s resolutions. I always started the diet, or gave up cigarettes or vowed to keep the house, my life, my work in pristine order. I probably averaged about 3 weeks staying with my resolution, over the many years I subscribed to the notion of setting these annual goals, before succumbing to the temptation of the path of least resistance and my old habits.
The year I stopped this maddening merry-go-round, was about 10 years ago, when I managed to give up cigarettes for good one September. Why in September? Why not wait until the wonderful prospect of starting in the New Year?
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