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New Year's Resolutions Ideas

Updated on February 25, 2013
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My Own 2012 To Do List

1. Run a marathon

2. Go to a dance club (Yes, at 23 years old I've never been to one and no, I won't be writing a hub about it because I'm sure it's not all that interesting.)

3. Travel to another state I've never been to

4. Go on a road trip

5. Do something valuable for my community (for example, volunteer work)

So, for those like me who just can't keep that resolution all year round, perhaps a to do list is just right for you. Let me know what you think and if you come up with your own list please share.

New Years Fireworks
New Years Fireworks | Source

Funny New Year's Resolutions

  1. I will not bore my boss by with the same excuse for not making it into work. Instead, I will think of some more creative ones.
  2. I will try and be more imaginative.
  3. I will do what I want since no one really cares what I choose to do or not do anyways.
  4. I will not follow any of my resolutions, that way I actually accomplish them.
  5. I will eat as much chocolate as I want, and diet later.

New Year's Resolutions

So, the Christmas race is over, family gatherings are done, and now it's time to go out with friends and celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of another. A month ago, we were coming up with lists of things to buy or ask for and now we're supposed to sit back and think of a new list of goals to reach as we watch fireworks splash across the sky once the clock strikes midnight.

A New Year's resolution is an individual's commitment to a project or a lifestyle change that tends to be advantageous. All full of hopes and champagne, the night of New Year's Eve, we become resolute in our desire to lose weight, save money, or make whatever other changes we feel will improve our lives. Then, a week later, we kind of go back into that old routine and decide maybe next year....

Well, for those of you who fall into the same category I do, which is that we make resolutions that we never seem to manage to follow through with, I have a suggestion. Reading through hubs about New Years resolutions and the best way to come up with them, I was inspired. Not to improve my new resolutions so that maybe I'd make them happen this year but actually to do something slightly different. It may not be original but you, like me before my magic lighting moment, may have not thought of it so if you're thinking of skipping resolutions, pause and take this into consideration.

Instead of writing a list of those things that should fix ourselves somehow that we would really like to happen within the first week instead of by the end of that new year, I think we should consider coming up with a sort of to do list. I haven't had much life experience yet but from the way things have gone so far I've noticed that I have learned and changed more from my experiences than the empty promises I make myself. This is why I suggest a list of places you would like to go visit or explore and things you would like to do by the end of this new year.

To the right is my own list and, as I hopefully accomplish each one, I will also, if it proves interesting enough to do so, write a hub about it to share my experiences and how it has helped me change for the better.

© 2011 Lisa


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      oldandwise 6 years ago

      I have no doubt you will fulfill your list. Excellent alternative to false resolutions. Life is full of exciting places and new people to meet. Enjoy life! Happy New Year! voted up!

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      Lisa 6 years ago from WA

      Thanks it took me most of today to come up with. Now the hard part is actually going through with it!

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      Rachel Richmond 6 years ago from California

      Good luck with your list! :)

      There is so much to do for a list - I'm working it out at the moment..LOL :)