Welcome to the rebellion.
With a New Year comes New Hope for the coming light year. Despite all the darkness that resides in the world, we can go forth with a real desire for change, large and small. You can give yourself a positive, low-stress jump start on that by following this advice:
For the next month avoid embracing the Dark Side.
When you are confronted with a choice, any choice, that may lead you toward behavior that will diminish your view of yourself and make you feel less than the terrific person you are, make a better choice. Not the best choice necessarily. Just a better one.
It could be a a small tart or fruit for dessert rather than a hunk of cake. Or simply choosing not to spend fifteen minutes on blah, wasted internet surfing and going outside. Celebrate the small victories and the larger will become more possible.
May your New Year be filled with grace, change, passion, creativity and love.
And may the Force be with you.