Does Multiple Sclerosis Influence Your New Year's Resolution?

Vicki Health Guide
  • Did you make New Year's Resolutions?

    Resolutions made at the beginning of a new year are personal wishes and commitments we make for ourselves. They represent a firm determination to do something.

    You never know if you will keep a promise to yourself, but New Year's Resolutions are a fun tradition in the United States, so many people make a list and they are intent on keeping the promises. 

    If you have MS, like I do, making a list of promises might take a different tone. Resolutions may depend on the stability of the condition. The unpredictability of the disease may make some people think it is too much of a risk to even think about wishes or goals, but maybe that is a good time. A relapse, for example, might interfere with a plan to achieve a resolution, even one that is personally important, but if no resolution is made, it will ot be achieved.

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    Popular resolutions include losing weight, handling debt, reducing stress, and going back to school.  Any of these can be on resolution lists of people with MS.

    What do you want to do? Maybe it is time to resolve to get it done.

    I chose to make one resolution this year: to make a difference.  I can do that by making one person at a time smile, then share that smile with others.  I can make a difference by making a new friend, learning more about old friends, and ensuring they all learn something new about MS. I can do that by learning more about MS, and spreading that information.  If I do these things, I know I made a difference.

    Did you make New Year's Resolutions?

    Did your MS influence your list? I am anxious to hear, and if you want to share, it will be fun to know what kind of resolutions you are making!

Published On: January 04, 2010