Why is January the only time we can make resolutions?
I think October is a nice time.
This October, I have a couple of different experiments/resolutions going…
- Paleo for a month – not because I think it’s “healthier” per-say; I’m doing it to build a personal bank of information. For those of you that don’t know, Paleo is a new type of eating that limits food intake to “caveman food.” It’s fairly restrictive: basically only meat, vegetables, oil, nuts, and fruit. No dairy, grains, beans, added sugar, or packaged processed foods. As a dietitian, patients constantly coming to me for nutrition advice – especially on popular fad diets like eating paleo. This month will help me be able to work around their diet restrictions and offer ideas for balanced meals.
- Flossing my teeth EVERY DAY for a month. This is one of those annoying tasks that always gets forgotten. I know I need to floss… but do I make it a priority? No. I can’t SEE the particles in between my teeth so they don’t bother me. Well, this is using ignorance as an excuse to do wrong. I know better than that. For that reason, I will use October as a month to develop a new healthy habit. I will become a regular flosser!
Don’t wait until January to set a resolution. Pick any month of the year – perhaps SEVERAL months of the year to practice new healthy habits or a new way of living.