Nothing much changes in spite of the turning of new leaves and the taking up of resolutions (other than to boost the income of workout centers). We all want a quick fix and the resolution gives the sensation of movement while marking time in place. There is a moment of psychic relief (even pleasure) followed by relapse.
Folk in recovery work their program by claiming small bits of life at a time! I’m grateful for this moment and the next ten. That is a modest and perhaps even attainable goal. It is the inevitability of gradualness. JWS