It's been a long time since I've made New Year's resolutions. I used to make all of the standard ones relating to diet, fitness, more time with family and friends.
After my heart attack, those resolutions still applied but with a degree of hyper-vigilance, lest so much as a grain of salt creep into my food, or a single extra pound show up on my hips. All that hyper-awareness ultimately added to my stress.
For 2013, I just have one goal: cherish myself and my imperfect heart. Everything else will flow from that.
Be good to yourselves, and for those like me who tend to point the harshest critiques inward -- if you wouldn't say it to your best friend, why would you say it to yourself?