1. Everyday is a chance to begin anew, why limit yourself to once a year? By staggering small steps of change I have a better chance of success in steps.
2. Change happens in little steps for the most part and is a constant activity. I believe that occasionally 'life challenging events' beget drastic changes but they are few and far between.
3. Why make a list of things that you can use to beat yourself up with later? It is easier and more beneficial to chunk things in little steps and celebrate each small victory along the way than 'kill' myself over setbacks and failures because the leap was too long for single step.
4. Not making resolutions for me is an act of 'caring for myself.' It is a long journey and I pretty much like myself overall. Yes, there are tweaks and things I want to change but overall..... I'm good with me and that is the real change.
So for the few folks that read this I'm hoping you will have a fantastic 2012 with many small changes and many, many victories.