How to Avoid a Soggy Crust on Your New Year’s Resolutions

As we welcome 2022, it’s common to set New Year’s Resolutions. However, the problem with our resolutions is that we tend to focus on changing our behaviors, which are only symptoms of the problem.

What’s the problem? Think about it this way; what’s the common denominator in all your relationships? Whether your relationship with other people, food, your body, money and even with God, the common denominator is YOU! If you try to change anything without first dealing with your relationship with yourself, you’ll likely fail.

It’s like a pizza; if the crust is soggy it doesn’t matter what you put on top of it – it’s not going to be a great pizza. In the same way, your relationship with yourself is the crust, or the foundation upon which everything else is built.

So this year, rather than thinking of mountain-sized resolutions, consider focusing on just one – your relationship with yourself. Start with some simple steps to strengthen and develop that foundational relationship. That might involve speaking up with your honest opinions or asking for what you want or need. It might also include providing understanding and compassion for the mistakes you’ve made.

As you work to develop a healthy and supportive relationship with yourself, you’ll discover newfound motivation for taking better care of your health, your finances and your other relationships.

As always, God’s Word provides the wisdom we need; “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)

***This was one of my blog posts in 2017. The same truth applies today, as the foundation for change doesn’t change. Why not make 2022 the year you develop a firm foundation that will help you to live your best life? If you’re ready to take action and be accountable for lasting transformation, please contact me at