Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolutions

I know a lot of people don't like New Year Resolutions, but I love them. I try really hard to make my resolutions (or goals) manageable and yet something I need to reach for. Goals give me a direction in my life and are fluid enough that once I reach them, it leads to another goal. I am going to post five of my goals here so I have some accountability for myself.

So here are some of my goals for 2012:

Read 112 books this year.

Write ten pages a week minimum on my work in progress.

Organize my papers and pictures.

Do one memorable family activity per month.

Be more understanding with myself and others.

Do you make New Year Resolutions or goals? Care to share what they are?


Melanie Goldmund said...

I don't do New Year's resolutions, but I do set goals independently of that. Last year, for instance, in the middle of January, I set some goals that included walking at least three times a week, and writing something creative each day. This went really well until I got sick in mid-May, and then I lost my rhythm, big time. I never really regained my stride after that.

I'm now hesitant to make new goals because I'm afraid something else will come along and trip me up. I know, I know, I should concentrate on what I can achieve, even if it is for only a short time, but I seem to be a natural-born pessimist.

Michael Offutt, Visitor from the Future said...

I make the usual "lose weight" resolution that I always make.

Jon Spell said...

I resolve to not have any resolutions this year!

Aw, man, I think I've already busted it! Oh well, back to day-to-day living, as usual.

jodi said...

The last few years I've made a list of 100 things that I wanted to accomplish in 101 days. I've loved having longer than a year to work on some harder goals.

Sarah Pearson said...

Goals always sound better than resolutions to me. I try to achieve goals, I just break resolutions :-)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Melanie, it can be so hard to get back in the saddle once you've been thrown. I think you can do it though. YOu have a lot of people on this blog pulling for you, that's for sure!

Michael, I always make that goal, too. :)

Haha, Jon. Is it bad when I read you "busted it" I immediately imagined you busting a move? I know, weird.

Jodi, what a great idea! I might have to try that.

Sarah, goals sound much more feasible, don't they? :)