Resolve to Embrace those Guilty Pleasures

On New Year’s Eve three years ago, I resolved to embrace my guilty pleasures. I had entered a stage of “healthy hedonism.” Pedicures. Massages. The occasional drink. I had gotten divorced, I was dating a great guy, and I had finally learned to take care of myself.

For once, I made three resolutions I could keep:

1. Eat an ounce of dark chocolate daily

2. Drink a glass of red wine several nights a week

3. Have at leastΒ three orgasms a week

Like most people do with their New Year’s resolutions, I fell off the wagon.

I couldn’t go forward with number two. It was because I stuck to number three far too well:

Let it be resolved...

Resolutions come and go, but I’m still eating that ounce of dark chocolate every day. No more, no less.

So often, we make resolutions that are about change.

Deprivation. Extremes. A Whole New Me!

Take stock of your guilty pleasures. Are some of them actually good for you? If so, stop feeling guilty, and make them part of your daily life. Make them part of your plan.

Do you have a guilty pleasure that you can resolve to transform into healthy hedonism?

This post was a response to the Daily Prompt: Tell us about a guilty pleasure that you hate to love.

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17 thoughts on “Resolve to Embrace those Guilty Pleasures

  1. These are now my New Year resolutions! I know we talked about this earlier. Yes, I couldn’t agree more. Usually resolutions are just dreadful and no fun. I would definitely trade #3 for #2 πŸ™‚ Ha ha. Everything in moderation, right? I guess that’s where people run into trouble.

  2. Omg, Kylie, I love your blog already and how much fun you put into it! Looking forward to much more. Oh, and I’m already wracking my brain for fictioary words.

    Thnx for following my blog too. Happy New Year.

  3. I often watch tv (Parenthood, Glee, Modern Family) while doing dishes or folding laundry.

    This is a great take on resolutions – and on self-care.

  4. I love your way of looking at resolutions! My biggest guilty pleasures revolve around tv shows. This past year, I have resolved to only watch them, while doing housework. Today, I spent three hours doing ironing (six shirts, very slowly) while watching the Survivor finale!

    1. LOL. I save Netflix for when I’m folding laundry. The Office, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, Louis CK… it’s amazing how much time it can take to fold laundry πŸ˜‰

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