I was talking about this with someone recently that long lasting changes are usually as a result of some major event or catastrophe which is why resolutions never seem to work out. There is no real impetus behind them. Granted I just took Schumpeter's concept of creative destruction and applied it to real life, but it makes sense, at least to me.
Also, I saw this thing on FB that I think would be pretty awesome. Instead of resolutions, start with an empty jar and as you go through the year you write down good things that happen and drop them in the jar. That way at the end of 2013 (December 31st if you like) you can sit down and go through them. That way you focus on the positives and not the negatives.
Also, I saw this thing on FB that I think would be pretty awesome. Instead of resolutions, start with an empty jar and as you go through the year you write down good things that happen and drop them in the jar. That way at the end of 2013 (December 31st if you like) you can sit down and go through them. That way, you focus on the positives and not the negatives.
I'm also starting my resolutions today by going out, which is something I never do. I want to be more social and open to new relationships. I've purged so much over the years that I've grown comfortable being a loner. I don't want to be a social butterfly or anything, just not a total hermit.lol So I'm going out tonight even though I really would just rather sit at home and eat ice cream.
Oh another resolution of mine. To join a choir, glee club, whatever. Right now, I'm just sitting on my talent (I'm sure the Creator is about ready to snatch it back from me...shame shame).
The other day I was singing in the store and a lady stopped me because she was wondering where it was coming from. She said I should audition for AI...I'm too old for that (and got other goals right now), but it made me feel good!
My goals are basically to be "better today than I was yesterday."
I want to try to be less harsh on myself (when I don't live up to my expectations) and be more understanding of those I encounter (especially those I love) and to eat more fruits and vegetables (gassiness be damned).
2. Revamp my eating habits. I want to focus more on vegetables and less on wheat products (which I love). I also want to cut out diary products for a little while to see what effect that has on my allergies.
I will not buy new clothes, shoes, or jewelry this year. I will replace things but not buy something because it's cute or I just 'had to have it'. If I lose a necessity (gloves, sports bra) then I can replace those.
I'm already thinking about a luncheon I have to wear a hat to in May. Yikes...I hope I can borrow something cute.
I'm actually excited by challenging myself like this. I'll save some money but also become more creative with planning outfits from my existing wardrobe.
PS: In reading other reponses, I should give full disclosure to FB where I saw this - (don't want to be accused of plagarizing a resolution )