What was your most successful New Year's Resolution?
We all have "that list" of things we didn't stick to throughout the year. Have you had one you were actually able to keep? Can't wait to hear!
Once, I made a New Year's Resolution to forgive myself for any failures in achieving the goals pre-determined by all the previous New Year's Resolutions, and I succeeded.
That sounds like a really worthy resolution, Harry! I beat myself up every year for things I didn't 'keep,' but I do feel there's a benefit in having an awareness of what I'd like to change about myself!
Marcy...I hate to surprise you but you're perfect (almost) just the way you are!
Hello Marcey! hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that the coming year is everything you hope it to be. A few years ago just after the stroke of midnight I resolved to never make a single New Year's resolution ever again. Saves on disappointment and feeling like a big failure.....I don't need to beat up on myself.
If something comes up throughout the year that I decide to do, I go for it. But at least I'm not constantly paranoid that I'm going to break a resolution....AGAIN!
I made a resolution to earn more money last, managed to earn several hundred bucks at bubblews
Good for you, Peach Purple - that's inspiring for everyone here on this site! If you have tips to share on how you met your goal, let us know!
My most successful New Year's resolution was "I am going to bike 37 miles to one of the best beaches in Canada.". There is a provincial park with 3 large beaches and they are all great beaches. To train I had to bike to provincial parks and beaches at least once a week. Since I like provincial parks and I like beaches I looked forward to it. It was really easy to get myself to bike to a beach. I started with the closest beach and worked my way up to beaches that are farther away.
All that biking caused me to become leaner and more muscular. I was in the best shape of my life. It is easy to stick with New Year's resolutions if you think of something you actually want to do.
Wow, Mike - I am tired just thinking of this! I like the idea of setting a larger physical goal and training for it, rather than setting a goal of so many minutes a day or whatever . Those goals never work for me. Congrats on such a great feat!
I once asked myself how come I so seldom achieved the goals I set. Then I thought, "Well, it's not like I'm not doing anything, so what is it I'm doing instead?" And I made a list. And they were awesome things. Then I realized that the things I was actually doing reflected my real priorities in life, and the goals I was setting reflected what I thought would please or impress other people.
Now I set goals as the need for them comes up to make my life easier, more fun, more loving, etc. My current goal? Get a job that's not too demanding and leaves me time to finish writing my book.
by Victoria Lynn 9 years ago
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by Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago
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by Faith Reaper 8 years ago
Have you ever actually kept a New Year's resolution you made?Have you ever kept a New Year's resolution you made?
by U M Hiram 9 years ago
Do you believe in making a New Year's resolution? Why or Why Not?
by tntguru 12 years ago
As the old saying goes: "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail". That, in part, is why I believe in making New Years resolutions. However, I think they should be simple, no more than three in number, and should be major goals that you wish to achieve before you die. Anyway, here is my...
by teenboyproblems 10 years ago
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