Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Phooey On New Year's Resolutions

I don't do New Year's Resolutions. I shatter them ten minutes into January 1st, then eat four brownies to try and drown my guilt. Then I can't zip my pants.
 
I set goals instead. They are gentler, kinder, and I can keep track of my progress on a paper tacked to my bedroom wall. Each time I put a check mark in a box next to a goal, I do the happy dance and eat a brownie to celebrate. With this method, I can still zip my pants up!

Do you, like me, say Phoeey on New Year's Resolutions? Do you prefer them, or do you set goals? Please share one or two with us.

12 comments:

  1. Well, I made some, but there are also goals I want to reach this year. Kind of a two for one thing. :) Of course, I like to put down goals within reach . . .

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    1. Good thinking, Caroline! I like your method!

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  2. My goals for 2013 are related to my writing. I intend to post them on the wall of my writing room. My word for this year is GRACE.

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    1. I am doing a word for the year, too, Cecelia. Mine is gratitude. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Resolutions don't work for me either, Jen. My main goal for 2013 is to get back to basics. I've let too many things hinder my progress the last few months.

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  4. I agree with you. Have a blessed 2013.

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  5. Weeelll, I opted for a 'Gratitude Journal' which I started Jan the 1st, which I actually posted about. Here's hoping I can stick to it, what with journal writing no really my thing.

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    1. That sounds lovely, Linda. I hope you can keep your journal, even if only for a week or a month. It will enhance your year, I'm sure!

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  6. I love you! Yelling PHHOOOOEEEEYYYYY from where I sit :)

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  7. I DID set 2 NEW goals/resolutions which I posted about....the rest of my goals are on-going. Not necessarily new, but necessary :)

    Oh. And I have a word, too. The same one as last year. I'm a little disappointed about my progress in "graciousness", so will repeat it and hope to do better.

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