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What Are Your New Year Resolutions???

I just started thinking about what changes I'd like to make and most of them are the same old thing.

Eat healthier
Lose a little weight

Anyone have something more interesting on their list?

Fri. Dec 22, 10:52am

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Take time for pray and meditation every mornimg

Monday, December 25, 2006, 11:08 PM

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I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions. If it's not a change I'm prepared to make right now chances are it won't stick any better in a week. I tend to add things to my life/health plan as they become attainable goals. I push myself, yes, but I don't think (for me) a specific start date would be anything other than an excuse to cram in all the negative behavior I could before that day!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 4:20 AM

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I love the new year as a time when I actually sit down and consciously think about what it is I want to achieve in the coming year. I actually sat down on Christmas day and started thinking about my resolutions for the year and writing some thoughts down. I've decided this year to spend a little time each day leading up to new years day to clarify what are some important things for me and what I want to achieve.

I write goals for different parts of my life - physical health, mental health (like spending time on me, walking etc), work and career, family, relationship with my husband, finances...a number of areas like that. Under each area I initially write down some thoughts and then shape them into goals for the year. The other thing I do is think about my vision for my life - when I'm 80, what is it that I want to look back and see, as I find it helps me to get things into perspective.

So, maybe once I've actually written out more of my goals I can come back in here and be a bit more specific.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 4:44 PM

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I have a few goals in mind, however I also usually make a list that i still have yet to do. A few thoughts though are : 1) simplify -- lose some clutter in different aspects of life 2) strengthen and develop good diet and working out regime 3) go somewhere i have never gone 4) invest 5) be more productive, usefully productive, not just busy :)- this one's killer for me. that's it for now

Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 5:18 PM

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To cook more
bike everywhere!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006, 9:21 PM

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Lose weight and exercise more--IMAGINE THAT!!
I too want to devote more time to prayer and meditation!
I believe that one day a year is not the time to make resolutions though. What about finding something to change or make better in your life once a month.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 12:32 AM

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Stay in better touch with friends and family.
Take time for myself - the little things, like keeping my nails looking nice or plucking my eyebrows more regularly.
Read four books.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 4:31 PM

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mine is to start raising such a fuss over the little things in life and only worry with the big I stress myself out way to much with little things

Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 9:03 PM

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I mean stop raising such a fuss (above)

Wednesday, December 27, 2006, 9:05 PM

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drink more water!...and less coffee & diet soda
get back into strength training (shooting for 2-3x/wk)

Thursday, December 28, 2006, 12:15 PM

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Lose 30 lbs
Run consistently 4-5 times per week
Be consistent overall
(Thanks for posting this, it's good to write them out)

Friday, December 29, 2006, 9:07 AM

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master strength training. Got the diet down, but I'm intimidated by lifting weights and I know muscle is the single most important thing to women as you get older.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 9:49 AM

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For 2008...

Remain fit and active. Reduce caffeine levels. Give my kids more responsibilities. Spend less time reading about celebrities and more time reading good literature.

But I love the post about thinking about life when I'm 80. And the idea of taking the time to have a long look at all aspects of my life to see what I should be changing. Might be back with a Part Deux.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 8:10 PM

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To get really strict with myself-- I've been doing well for the past 4 months in terms of not binge eating (and I've always been a regular exerciser). However, I really need to start counting calories and think about what I put in my mouth or else this weight isn't going to come off.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 8:20 PM

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I agree that writing them down is beneficial:

Drink more water, less Starbucks
Use my gym membership, less tv
Eat more fruits and veggies, less fast food
lessen debt
lessen stress

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 8:22 PM

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Re-read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and LIVE IT!!!

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 8:56 PM

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To see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World (3 down, 4 to go).

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 8:59 PM

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To walk/jog 1733 miles.
This is the distance between where I live and where my sisters live.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 9:20 PM

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My goals

1. Finish Grad School
2. Find a better job
3. Lose Weight to the point where I have some self esteem, feel better, and look better
4. Start dating again
5. Keep my house cleaner and more organized
6. Keep my mind more organized

Dang, that is a LONG list, lol. Not really new years resolutions per day, just goals for the new year and years to come.

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 9:31 PM

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Kick social smoking for good
Live each moment mindfully
Finish my *@## thesis and stay sane until I graduate in May

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 9:40 PM

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My Resolutions

1) Be better with my money, spend less, save more
2) Eat healthy
3) Swim
4) Do well at work
5) Be the best mom I can be (my baby is due in June!)

Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 9:51 PM

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1. Eat healthier
2. Be more active
3. Spend time in prayer and meditation each day

Sunday, December 30, 2007, 11:24 PM

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I don't think of what I do as New Years' Resolutions, though I guess that's what they are. The beginning of the year is just one of the times (and the principal one) in which I sit down and sort of assess things. I'm a lifetime journalkeeper and I always read my New Years' entries from the previous year. I consider what things have occurred as I expected; what things I've made happen; and what things have surprised me. I think about those three categories in relation to the coming year. I write a list of 100 things I want (fast as I can, no self-censoring) and use that to see what I'd like to focus some attention on (sometimes there are repeated items and other keys to what's really important to me). I reflect a lot.

In reading last years' entries each year, I realize how much of the things I wanted to work on have seen significant progress. For me, writing is very powerful. Sometimes just the act of writing something down, without deliberately thinking any more about it or making intentional goals, brings about action I barely realize I'm taking that brings me closer to that goal.

Monday, December 31, 2007, 10:04 AM

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I love New Year's resolutions, having them always gives me focus for the time I have ahead.

This year I plan to:

*Get serious about my finances, save a lot while I can
*Find a job that I absolutely love, not this crap I'm doing now
*Learn absolutely everything I can
*Spend more time on ME; yoga, meditation, reading in the bathtub :)
*Travel, preferably out of the country
*Be nicer and less judgmental
*Have fun and lots of it

Monday, December 31, 2007, 1:23 PM

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I have decided to send my Grandmother a card at the start of every month. She is always so happy when I send her one, I figured why not give her some something special each month.

Monday, December 31, 2007, 2:19 PM

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my resolution is to stop making resolutions

Monday, December 31, 2007, 8:24 PM

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I didn't have one until an hour ago - my brother and I promise to keep in better touch with each other and keep a better eye on our aging parents. We just made that on the phone.

Monday, December 31, 2007, 8:25 PM

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Last year, on 12/31/06, my family and I all wrote down personal goals and sealed them in an envelope and put them in a big envelope to be opened tonight, 12/31/07...

I happen to be quite proud of the fact that I achieved most of my goals that I wrote down a year ago. Here were my achievements...

*Loose 50 pounds or more... I lost 55!!
*Be Involved More in Church... We go every Sunday and my kids are involved in youth groups and BCL
*Be more Passionate toward Ben... There were no complaints, only a smiling face:)
*More loving towards my kids... they beg to differ, but I believe I have been.
*Be Less Gossipy... I have to say that yes, the gossip has become less
*Make More $... I personally think I did make more money, I just don't know where it went.

So, here is my challenge for YOU... Write down your personal goals for 2008. Don't label them resolutions, label them PERSONAL GOALS!!

Seal them in an envelope and do not open until 12/31/08. Then come back and post how you did. Imagine 2008 being such a spectacular year and YOU are the one who predicted it. Be realistic!! Don't try to be an overachiever!! After opening my goals for 2007 and seeing how well I really did, I don't feel like a failure anymore. I know that when I set my mind to something, I can and will achieve it. And I have to say, for me personally, I am very Thankful to have God in my Court!! Without Him, my belief in Him, the power of prayer and the security of knowing "All things are possible through Christ who Strengthens Me!!" Philippians 4:13

I know you all can do it too!! This is my prayer for you as you enter 2008!!

Good Luck to you My Friends & Family!


Monday, December 31, 2007, 10:52 PM

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10:04 poster here--I've come down to a few things:
I've settled on an editing schedule for my current work in progress (I'm a writer).
Other things:
Keep up healthy habits and behaviors.
Several goals related to personal spiritual practices.
I've planned some experiences to nurture my creativity.

I buy a cheap wall calendar (I can get one for a buck) and each month I establish goals or plan experiences; I keep track in the calendar which remains in my bedside bookshelf for early-morning or before-bed assessments. It all sounds obsessively organized, but I'm more on the creative side so it's less that way than it sounds this morning in this formal language I'm using...

Tuesday, January 01, 2008, 11:00 AM

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Make out more often with my hubby. The 2007 has gone to history as a year of as little sex as I had when I was, like, 17 (=really little, if any!)?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008, 12:50 PM

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