Post # 1
This post is NOT meant to diss on anyone and their New Year’s Resolutions …. just to see if anyone else out there doesn’t do them, or at least not in the traditional way, like myself!! If you LOVE your NYRs and are gung-ho about sticking to them, don’t let me get your hopes down. And please feel free to tell me why I’m wrong 😉
Personally, I think a lot of people put an extreme amount of pressure on themselves to change too many different things up front. In my eyes, it’s a recipe for disaster. I heard a few years ago about how it takes 21 days to form a new habit or break an old one (not sure the accuracy on this), so I’ve decided to do one new thing each month.
This will give me four weeks to start a new habit, break an old one, or just get a big project done that I’ve been meaning to do! At the end of each month, I’ll continue with the current (and past) month’s goals, and then add a new one!
I’m hoping that it’ll be really fun to look forward to the 1st of each month b/c there will be something new waiting for me, instead of just the 1st of the year b/c “that’s when I’ll start a, b, c, d, e, f, g … etc” lol.
Anyways, tell me what you think ladies 😀
Post # 3
I don’t normally do resolutions because it seems like it doesn’t end well for most people.. (plus my last one was no more hospital visits and that one ended with me and my Fiance spending about half the year in and out of the hospital for our various surgeries:-) your idea sounds like a good one though. 🙂 what sort of things are yougiving up or starting to do?
Post # 4
@jenangeles: oh man, hospital visits are no fun! here’s to hoping you spend less time there this year 🙂
I completely forgot to post my goals! I’ve got them all broken down by what month I’ll start them and it’s a lot more detailed, but basically this is it:
Stop being lazy ….. No more sleeping in until/past noon (I started around 12/28, and have been up before 9am every day!) ….. Change my middle name before the wedding so it’s not on our marriage license (I HATE IT lol) ….. Get fit (I don’t want to lose weight since I’ve got great metabolism, I just want to be healthier. Walking 1/2 mile every morning and then cardio twice a week are on the list) ….. Don’t sress out the month before the wedding! ….. Go to school (I’m 25, and never went to college. I’m finally realizing I need some sort of degree to move up in the workplace) ….. Change my last name (after the wedding … I want to be fully converted by Christmastime this year)
Post # 5
I don’t really believe in making New Years resolutions. If you really want to change something about your life, a certain date on the calander shouldn’t be the impetus to do it. Just make the choice and get it done – no matter what part of the year it is!
Post # 6
@Mrs.KMM: I basically hold the same opinion. I started going to the gym in October because I wanted to get physically active. I just made the choice and here I am. I didn’t need to wait until the first of Jan. to do that.
Post # 7
I don’t do New Year’s resolutions but I do set goals around my birthday which is this month. I like to look back and think about what I did the year before, if I accomplished what I wanted to do, what I can improve on, what new things I want to do or try etc. This also works really well for me because I run my own business so I spend December prepping for the new year and I make sure in January that my goals are clear for the rest of the year!
Post # 8
I try to have career oriented resolutions. For example, my goal this year is to double the readership of my blog.
Post # 9
@Mrs.KMM: yep! I’ve got monthly goals set, but I started this months about a week before the month even started, and I’ll continue to do so once the current month’s goal is in place 🙂
@Ms. Martian: sounds like a great plan! It’s always good to plan ahead and set yourself (and your business!) up for success!
@rubyred605: I’ll have to check your blog out on the monthly “blog share” here on the bee 😉
Post # 10
I don’t do them. Its not that I don’t believe in them. I just don’t.
I do set goals for myself, not on New years.. Just whenever I want to!
Post # 11
I think it is setting too much pressure on one point- I think of everyday as “New years” where you do the best you can.
Post # 12
the idea of new years resolutions is annoying to me. my boss asked us all go around the table to say ours at a meeting this week, and I had to make up a fake one so I’d have something to say.
Post # 13
My goal is to not use the microwave. And I just happen to come up with out this month, total ” New Year” coincidence lol
I’m hoping thats fairly untraditional
Post # 14
@Sweet.Sugar.Rose: That’s good that you set goals for yourself, and don’t wait for a certain “day” to wait 🙂
@cbee: Yep! Too much pressure is exactly what I think, too!!
@janie-janie: haha what was your fake one?
@Eva Peron: oooh yeah, that’s a healthy choice to make!
Post # 15
I feel like right now in our lives we have too much going on to make another commitment. I just want to work harder to develop DH’s business so we can start hiring more people, it’s a goal but not because of new years.