Every New Year almost everyone makes resolutions. Whether he or she sticks to them or not is a different thing. But most resolutions are broken in just a few days or months. Mine don’t usually even make it a few days.
Every year I rack my brain to think of resolutions to improve my life. But I’ve found from experience that resolving to win the lotto is probably not going to happen
The most common resolutions that people make for any new year are, “I will quit smoking” and “I will get in shape.”
Luckily for me I’ve never smoked or I’d also be making that resolution. But the “getting in shape,” yes, I could make that one as I do every year– “I will once again fit into my skinny jeans” I tell myself as I look in the mirror.
I then laugh out loud and say, “Who are you kidding?”
Maybe I should stick with some resolutions that are more attainable– say, follow traffic rules, avoid rash driving and pay attention to traffic signs.
That might help with my ticket problem.
This year I’m determined to try harder and I plan to succeed. The only two resolutions that I was able to keep in 2009 were to work on organization at work (home would be way too much work) and to talk less and listen more.
I really did work on talking less and boy, was it difficult, since I am so good at it. My family did appreciate the effort though. They want me to include it again on my 2010 resolution list.
The top ten New Year resolutions most people share include: Stop smoking; Get fit: Lose weight; Enjoy life more; Quit drinking; Get organized; Learn something new; Get out of debt; Spend more time with family and Help others.
Out of the top ten I think I can honestly say I will work on enjoying life more. Learning something new might be fun–I think I still have some room left in my brain, left side is real roomy.
I thought #9 on the list, “Spend more time with the family” sounded really fun and certainly attainable, but when I brought it up to the family they assured me they “are good.” They told me to find a hobby that takes me out of the house, for my sake of course.
No matter what, I must put my resolutions in order. I read that if you write them down and read them out loud to yourself daily that it will help in being more successful in keeping them.
Okay, here goes…
I resolve to lose a hundred pounds just as soon as I finish off the
Christmas fudge, sugar cookies, pie and any other leftovers. I will have no temptations, Wait…
I resolve to lose a hundred pounds just as soon as “American Idol 2010”crowns the winner. I’ll still have leftover caramel corn from one of those big tins I received from relatives, and I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings.
I can probably lose 25 pounds if I wait until summer when all the healthy fruit comes in to season and that way I will be able to eat healthy.
Maybe waiting until Fall might be better because I’m really a soup person and I do enjoy a nice hot homemade bowl of delicious goodness. Yep, that’s the plan.
Obviously, I prefer to make resolutions that are a sure thing, like, “Eat, Drink, and be Merry.”