Why I Won’t Make A New Year’s Resolution As A Person With A Chronic Illness




By Sabrina Cannella in The Mighty.      


Being chronically ill can make life unpredictable. That, in combination with the unpredictability of everyday life, is enough to send this control freak into panic.

Every year, people look at the new year as an opportunity to begin a new lease on life. Resolutions are made, goals are set, changes are promised — the whole shebang! For me, those things likely last a day, and then I’m back to my old ways. And if I’m being honest, sometimes hearing resolutions can upset me.

“I want to lose weight.”

I’d really like to gain or at least sustain and maintain my weight

“I want to stop drinking so much.”

I’d really like to be able to drink but not alcohol. I just want enough to stay hydrated.

“I’ll work out more.”


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