Tomorrow starts a new year and I've got a list of far too many resolutions. I'm having trouble deciding which to put off until next year. Perhaps I'll pare them down by making each goal a bit less lofty. Yes; I think that strategy has promise. Instead of trying to live 100% green by next month, I'll work at baby steps each week. Rather than eating 21 meals a week that are totally organic, I'll shoot for eating 90% organic when I eat at home.
Okay, now I'm on a roll. I'd like to continually improve each of my goals, but stress is an issue I can't ignore. It plays heavily into my health. I need to consider this when I think about bigger goals. There is always a trade off.
I once wrote a post about diluted organics. The short version is that I coined a term, diluted organics, to mean roughly the same as all-natural foods--those which aren't grown organically, but do not contain the synthetic additives I loathe. Many such foods and personal care products are available when I cannot find true organics to take their places. I'll be keeping a sharper eye out for these possibilities this New Year, as I ease my standards, while still looking for healthier options. Diluted organics are better than traditionally grown foods by a long shot.
I feel better now that I've let go of some of my mandatory organics goals. I guess sometimes we just need to be a little less anal about our goals, in order to give ourselves a chance to be successful with less-difficult-to-achieve ones. Like Tanner, I need to kick up my heels and have some fun. Now there's a good goal.