Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Making Plans for the New Year

Unlike Calvin, I'm a big resolution maker. And sometimes I actually commit and stick to it. Like the time in 1974 when I quit smoking on New Year's Eve. And the time....hum...well I can't think of any others at the moment. But I'm sure...um...never mind.

For the entire month of December I've been considering my goals, making a plan of action, getting ready, getting set.

Here are a few of the most popular resolutions people make, in no particular order:

  • Start exercising more
  • Lose weight
  • Find more time for friends and family
  • Quit smoking
  • Quit drinking
  • Learn something new
  • Get organized
  • Enjoy life more
  • Help others
  • Get out of debt
10 worthy resolutions for the New Year. I've accomplished two - quit smoking (long ago) and learn something new (my book research takes me in exciting mind-expanding directions). Only 8 to go.

I've decided! I'm doing them all!

How about you?

12 comments:

dandelionmoon said...

I cant remember the last time I made a resolution I stuck to. This year though I am on Weight Watchers and I will lose weight! I will I will... hey look at the carrot cake! yummm...

Dru said...

Resolutions never work for me, but I do get closer to changing my lifestyle.

RosieJo said...

If you were able to really quit smoking, that was one New Years resolution that was worth 100! Congratulations on your success.

Heather Webber said...

I'm doing resolutions all next week on my blog. And this year I'm really going to stick to them. Really.

caryn said...

I make them every year and although I rarely stick to them past say February, I still think they are worthwhile. It's sort of like a year end evautaion.
Congrats on keeping the quite smoking one though!
Caryn

Linda McDonald said...

Mine are kind of like year evaluations (as Caryn above) stated. Just kind of an idea of what I'd like to accomplish in the year....very general guidelines. Congrats on quitting smoking. That was a big gift you gave to yourself that year and it's great that you accomplished it. Kudos to you Deb!

signlady217 said...

I've never drank or smoked, so I don't have to worry about those two! I tend to do my "New Year's" resolutions in September (traditional back-to-school time). That always seems to work better for me, for some reason. Whenever you make them, and whether you stick to them long-term or not, just re-evaluating your life is always a good thing. Hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Miki Willa said...

I am more of a guideline person. It makes it much easier to stick to for me. For next year, my guiding ideas will revolve around learning more patience and reducing my carbon footprint without going broke.

Rural View said...

I miss Calvin and Hobbes!

Lindy said...

I love the picture of "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!" That fits me pefectly! Merry Christmas to you all, and a very happy New Year.

Kaye George said...

I don't do actual resolutions anymore, but I did make some writing goals last year and fulfilled almost all of them. So I'm doing that again this year. I hope I do as well!

jbstanley said...

I'm shooting for the learn new things and have more fun. I am a workaholic and can often be too rigid. I need to loosen up in 2011! :)