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 least 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:
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.