Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes

Did you know that more than half the resolutions made on New Year's Eve will end up broken by the end of February?

Reason: Resolutions are usually just off the cuff goals.

In general, I do not make New Year’s resolutions because I’m too busy in the seasons festivities to make a solid plan to change xyz. Good change takes time and planning. Perhaps this New Years eve I’ll set goals with timelines instead of declaring some sweeping change in my life.

What’s the one thing you should work on changing this year? Do you have a realistic plan to get there?

13 comments:

  1. No resolutions for me...they never worked in the past.

    Happy with who I am!

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  2. I can never keep the darn things! Maybe that says something about me, or maybe it says I have too much on my plate to be messing with things like those silly resolutions :) Ah, to each their own.

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  3. I think my resolution should be to not make too many resolutions or set too many goals! LOL! Its an OCD thang, but I must confess, the urges are the weakest they've ever been to write pages & pages of goals. I am going to try to focus on maybe 3 areas of my life, instead of 12. I think that in itself will be an achievement for me! ;)

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  4. I've got nothing. I'm trying to gather the confidence to query literary agents, but that's not so much related to the coming New Year.

    Hope you have a great weekend ringing in 2011!

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  5. My weight! I've never really had to worry about my weight, but...I'm getting older and I don't want it to get out of hand. I went to the gym 3 times last week! Zero times this week... Next week is "the" week! I'm going to be 15 pounds lighter in 3 months. I hope.

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  6. Yes, I do have a whole list of resolutions again this year...We'll see how many of them I actually keep past Feb. My goal is that if I have a whole lot of them...I'm bound to stick to at least one or two.. Happy New Year to you and your wonderful family!

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  7. Happy New Year my dear friend! Resolutions can be a great idea at the time, but like you said, they do get broken very soon after they are made. Change is difficult and it has to come with much work and effort. Saying it or writing it down is a good start. Staying with the goals is what is tough! I have to lose weight! This is a goal, not a resolution, but something that I need to do for my health and well being and state of mind. I have never had this weight on and it has gotten to me. That is when I know I really have to change it! I also want tpo work on not sweating the small stuff. I wish you a very healthy and happy New Year TV! I am so happy to have met you this past year when starting my blog. You have become a dear friend through writing and I realy appreciate you! Sending you the best wishes and a New Year hug!

    Mama Hen

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  8. Working on Trust - mainly! HAPPY NEW YEAR!I am so glad we met.

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  9. My goal this year is to slow my life down and to resist the urge to over schedule myself. Happy New Year, my friend!

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  10. My goals are to get healthy and fit! So far I am on track but like you said these things take time so I am just taking it a day at a time!

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  11. I need to focus more on what I want to do and less what I have to do. That way I will be more positive with the "needs" if I'm getting more of the "wants." I want to focus on my health but let other's needs take over. I'm going to do better this year with at least putting myself as first as I put the rest of the people I love. Thanks for visiting today! It's nice getting back into the swing of things. : ) Happy New Year!

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  12. TV, I'm with you on setting goals with timelines. I have a hard time setting realistic goals. So I need to enlist an accountability partner to help me and hold me to what I want to accomplish. Otherwise I can go all over the place - not good. Great post on resolutions and change!

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  13. I don't do resolutions. I figure if it is important enough to be a resolution, I should already be doing it, right? I do set goals or plan events I want to partake in. I managed to convince Adam to run the Warrior Dash with me - flying over walls, climbing under barbed wire, jumping over junky cars...I am SO there! Of course we have no reliable babysitters so we have to run in separate heats so one of us could watch Lily. We'll make it a long family weekend trip int he north Georgia Mountains. That's my main goal...that, and some fun family events and trips.

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