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What are some possible new years resolutions for you?

Topic #340:

A few weeks ago, I asked how you come up with your resolutions, if you use them at all.

Today’s topic is to make a list of possible resolutions you might consider for next year.

I wrote a post years ago based on research into successful resolutions which can help you think differently about how to approach this task. Here’s some advice I learned:

  1. Pick one resolution, or one more than you completed last year. Your odds of staying focused improve.
  2. Look at last years list and evaluate where you failed. Too ambitious? Where did you give up? Use this self-knowledge to inform this year’s resolutions.
  3. Break any resolution into monthly goals so you have short term focus.
  4. Find a friend who can sign up to the same goal. We are social creatures, and our goals should be social.
  5. Write down the resolution and sign it. Writing has power.
  6. Put your written resolution somewhere useful (e.g. in front of the fridge)
  7. Have a daily positive task – mark off a day on a calendar every day you’ve met your resolution. You get a positive visual reminder you’re on your way.
  8. Divide further: simply make a resolution for January, and re-evaluate on Feb 1st.
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  1. This year is the best year of them all as far as resolutions go.
    My resolution this year: Make no resolutions.
    That’s my resolution and I’m sticking with it. But, you ask, isn’t making a resolution not to make any resolutions a resolution? The answer to that is way above my pay grade.

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  2. 1.Pick one resolution, or one more than you completed last year. Your odds of staying focused improve. “Reduce beer consumption.”
    2.Look at last years list and evaluate where you failed. Too ambitious? Where did you give up? Use this self-knowledge to inform this year’s resolutions.”No resolution last year.”
    3.Break any resolution into monthly goals so you have short term focus.”Short term focus is a good idea.”
    4.Find a friend who can sign up to the same goal. We are social creatures, and our goals should be social.”Finding friends who pursue the same attitude or goal sounds like a good idea.”
    5.Write down the resolution and sign it. Writing has power.”I might try that right now. Call this a form of that suggestion.”
    6.Put your written resolution somewhere useful (e.g. in front of the fridge). “I think this statement is recorded in my comment section. That should qualify.”
    7.Have a daily positive task – mark off a day on a calendar every day you’ve met your resolution. You get a positive visual reminder you’re on your way.
    8.Divide further: simply make a resolution for January, and re-evaluate on Feb 1st.

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