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New Year's Resolution Ideas

Updated on June 12, 2011

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for 2009

According to this website, these were the top 10 new year's resolutions for 2009 (no particular order):

  • Make more time for family and friends
  • Quit smoking
  • Start exercising
  • Go back to school / take a class
  • Get out of debt
  • Advance in your career, make more money
  • Get into philanthropy and community involvement
  • Quit drinking
  • Lose weight
  • Get out of a bad relationship / find true love

New Year's Resolution Ideas for 2010

  • Set aside some personal time for yourself each week - time for you is essential to recharge your batteries
  • Get out and be more social - make new friends
  • Learn something new - learn Spanish, learn to play the guitar etc
  • Read at least 4 books.
  • Write a book.
  • Aim to break a world record!
  • Pray more often (or start praying again if you've stopped)
  • Stick to a financial budget
  • Do some volunteer work
  • Give out more genuine compliments to others
  • Try to be more tolerant
  • Be on time for appointments & if you said you would be there, be there!
  • Accept yourself and be happy with what you've got.
  • Stop eating when you are bored
  • Get a checkup. You know what I mean.
  • Go to the dentist too.
  • Visit a new destination
  • Conquer a fear
  • Help someone else without expecting anything in return & do it in secret.
  • Reconnect with someone with whom you've lost contact
  • Develop your self confidence
  • Expand your circle of friends
  • Talk to someone you wouldn't normally talk to - it may surprise you.

New Year's Resolutions for Celebrities?

Kanye West - let people finish speaking before you interrupt with your worthless two cents worth!

Chris Brown - get some anger management classes or go to jail, you decide!

Rihanna - stay away from Chris Brown

Paris Hilton - one sex tape is enough. ok?


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      7 years ago

      Check out this video featuring my New Year's Resolution. This is a fun "How to" video on reducing the amount of junk mail you receive for the New Year.

      If you can't click on the hyperlink, click on my username!

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      8 years ago

      Hello and i love 2010

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      8 years ago from Australia

      Cheers Maita, yes remember to recharge those batteries! Keeps you healthy :)

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      8 years ago from US

      number one is the best, I dont smoke so I will force others to stop, those of my friends, Happy New Year marco, more for you next year, Maita

    • marcofratelli profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      drbj, you're welcome! Yep, we can't stop learning. If we're content at the level we're at in life we find ourselves going backwards because everyone else is going forwards!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Thanks for the insightful hub. "Learn something new," the third resolution you mention, will go a long way in helping anyone with the last three resolutions: more self-confidence, and developing and finding more friends.

    • marcofratelli profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Cheers mate, hope you have a great one yourself. Hope it's a successful 2010 :)

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      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Great ideas, marco! I really enjoyed the New Year's Resolutions for celebrities as well :D Here's wishing you a safe and Happy New Year!


    • marcofratelli profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks hypnodude :) I think one of mine is to be more social and exercise more (build up those "guns"!)

      Oh, and write more hubs!!

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      8 years ago from Italy

      Very good hub, and very good resolutions. I'll make being more tolerant first, than if it's done I'll choose another one. I dig your style man.


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