Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

We’re almost at the end of 2016! What a year it’s been! I can’t say that I’m sorry to see the back of it and I’m hoping for better times in 2017.

Here’s your tip!

Make a list of self-improvement goals for the coming year. Next year at this time, see how you did.

I don’t like New Year’s resolutions. They are, in the words of Mary Poppins, a pie crust promise — easily made, easily broken.

People set themselves hard, quantifiable goals like “I will go to the gym 5 days a week.” They’re probably good about it for a little while and then life gets in the way, the resolution is broken, and maybe the resolver feels guilty, maybe not. I prefer things like “I want to go to the gym more often.” It’s open ended. Think of it as things you want to work on, not things you must achieve. You’re trying to be better, not perfect.

Just for accountability, I’ll share my own list in a separate missive.

M2Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.