What are some reasonable New Year's Resolutions that might actually be kept?

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  1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 11 years ago

    What are some reasonable New Year's Resolutions that might actually be kept?

    Do you have some practical suggestions? Some that are easier to keep than others?

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    JThomp42posted 11 years ago

    To make a resolution to never make a New Year's resolution  again. smile

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have said that for many years. :-) Good one.

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      JThomp42posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Victoria.

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    RTalloniposted 11 years ago

    Anyone serious about taking advantage of New Year's resolutions will think reasonably:

    • Planning to read a new book once a month is better than simply committing to reading more.

    • To plan to walk a little more and improve diet is better than to plan on losing 40 pounds in 2 months.

    Benefitting from the opportunity a new year offers is smart, but some simply revel in making resolutions so they can exercise their freedom to break them.  New Year's resolutions are an interesting concept to think about.  smile

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    grumpiornotposted 11 years ago

    I resolve to be a better person! It should not require any enormous effort- but it is as easy as making the right, ethical decisions consistently; not taking the easy way out, but taking the ethical way rather.

    That's a resolution we can all make and keep - what do you think?

  5. Cardia profile image76
    Cardiaposted 11 years ago

    Two years ago I resolved to learn the piano again (I used to play it years ago but stopped due to my teacher's death and never finding another teacher) and by February 2011 I was going to piano classes with a teacher that my friend recommended. The teacher and I are very close friends now!

    I also resolved to be a more spontaneous, fun person, and I'm glad to say that I'm getting there - I go out on random trips with friends, and we just try to make a good time out of every situation.

    Another one I did in the past was to drink more water - I try to drink a certain amount of glasses of water a day, and I found that I was able to do this, especially when I keep track by keeping log of how many I drink.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was trying to do the water thing but failed. I should try again. I also need to get back into the piano! Gosh, I need to relax and have more fun, too. Dang, I should just follow all your suggestions!!!

  6. Vellur profile image94
    Vellurposted 11 years ago

    To read more books and listen to more music!!

  7. Angela Blair profile image69
    Angela Blairposted 11 years ago

    Among the New Year's resolutions that I make every year (yes, every year) is the one to remind myself to live in the moment -- yesterday's gone and tomorrow may never come. I don't mean that morosely but how many times have we looked back and thought what a good time we would have had if we'd only not taken our worries to the party? I'll again commit myself to living in the "now" and enjoying every moment of every day. Happy New Year Everyone!

  8. sholland10 profile image84
    sholland10posted 11 years ago

    It seems that losing weight, exercising, quit smoking, etc. are the the ones many try to shoot for but end up forgetting about by February. 

    Here is one I wish I had done and kept up with when my mother was alive: make it a habit to call and/or go see the ones you love.  We get so wrapped up in the busy parts of our lives that we forget about the things we need to be making time for.  It may be a person or a club or a church, etc.  Whatever it is for each person, I think it would relieve stress and help some of the problems like weight loss and smoking.  Plus, you might get rid of regrets that you might have had or will have later if you devote your time to being with others.

    Great question!

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, Susan. I need to focus on visiting my parents more whhile they are still here. I think that's a great resolution. Thanks!

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      grumpiornotposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is such a great answer... I have had a few regrets about not spending more time with people who passed on. Thanks for making me think - and I hope to fulfill your suggestion.

  9. gags3480 profile image60
    gags3480posted 11 years ago

    I don't need a particular day to take any resolution. If I find anything which I wanna change in myself, I do it; then & there only.

  10. moronkee profile image69
    moronkeeposted 11 years ago

    Doing my best to stay alive, avoiding trouble and crime..

  11. francisassissi profile image60
    francisassissiposted 11 years ago

    These three, "losing weight, exercising, quit smoking" are very popular.

    I don't smoke though since high school. I am exercising rarely and I over eat always.

    This is bad. I drink too much with friends.

    I think the best gift to Jesus from us Christians is our repentance and the change of our bad habits.

    Help me pray for this, I am doing this just today, Dec. 24!

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. I could pray for the same things. It's hard to show restraint, I think.

  12. ftclick profile image55
    ftclickposted 11 years ago

    for me no exercising beyond my limits which could hurt me like last new years week.


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