"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Years Resolutions Anyone?

According to an article on About.com these are the top 10 New Years Resolutions:

1. Spend more time with family and friends *
2. Exercise more*
3. Lose weight**
4. Quit smoking
5. Enjoy Life More*
6. Quit Drinking
7. Get out of debt/ Save money**
8. Learn something new*
9. Help others*
10. Get Organized**

I have starred those that I need to work on from this list..... bit daunting isn't it? Easier to imagine failing rather than see myself succeeding....hmmmm

In a NY Times article Dr Oz recommends: "Whatever your resolution, commit to doing it for at least two weeks. Two weeks is what your brain needs to reprocess the way it makes decisions.”

(Two weeks, I can do that!)

Another recommendation for success, break the larger goal up into smaller, more manageable goals . And reward yourself when you do reach a small step!
Rewards?? I can do THAT!

How about:

NO?  Not exactly in line with resolution #3.....

How about this? It's fruit?! 

Okay..... I'll think of something else!

On PsychCentral they offer these 6 steps towards keeping those resolutions for 2010:

1.Be realistic (What?! I can't  lose 50 pounds in a week?)
2. Stick with your plan
3. Find a buddy to work with
4. Focus on the positive ( I CAN do this!)
5. Resolutions are not punishments, but opportunities
6. Try, try again (we all make mistakes sometimes)

Good Luck!


  1. I have the power to change myself!!!

  2. I don't usually make resolutions, and I just treat January as any regular month, where I do plan projects and things to do. Good luck with yours and Happy New Year!

  3. I like - Forget the list & pick ONE resolution. I guess I better start my thinking about my 'one'. Oh, and I'll take one of those strawberries! LOL! Happy New Year!


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