Thursday, January 17, 2013

Break Your New Year's Resolutions Yet?

According to my fun calendar of Bizarre and Unique Holidays, today is "Ditch Your New Year's Resolution day. How are you doing with yours?  I posted mine here, and I guess now is as good of a time as any to check in on them.
Want a swing?
  • Lose weight & exercise more--So I haven't even officially weighed myself yet. And I still can't do much exercise because it makes my toe hurt.  I'm not giving up on this one though, just putting it on the back burner a little longer.
  • Get rid of stuff--Well I did re-organize all my Christmas stuff and get rid of a bunch. I've also started selling some of the baby equipment we have in the basement.  I've moved stuff around so junk is less noticeable, but I mainly did that to buy myself some more time; not to avoid the work altogether.  I also took the crib out of the kids' room and replaced it with some storage for them.
  • Pray more--I've been saying a prayer before getting out of bed every morning and trying to do a devotional with the kids in the mornings too.  I found an app for my phone with devotionals for me and for the kids. I also like going to this website when I get to work in the mornings.
  • Save more--This is going well except for the fact that our furnace just had to be repaired this morning!  The funny thing is I keep finding money on the ground.  Not even just pennies-dimes and quarters too! Now if only I could start having dollar bills fly in my face on windy days!!
  • Blogging more regularly--This is my 14th post of the year; on the 17th day of the year, so I guess I'm keeping up with that so far.
  • Plan better--I made a nice plan for the first week after I wrote that resolution.  I haven't done any since then.  Maybe I will get to it today (since I don't work tomorrow).  This seems to be the one I haven't kept up with;  but I can still go back to it.
  • Be a Better Example to My Kids--ARGH! Is this something that can be measured?  I still yell and lose my temper and get frustrated with my kids.  Doesn't everyone?  I am still trying on this one though.  It's a journey; not a destination, right?

From some very brief Googling, it seems that about one third of people do not keep their resolutions passed the end of January; and only one fifth keep them the whole year.  The things is, I don't see these resolutions as pass/fail.  I see them as a goal to keep in sight or a path to stay on.  If I don't pray tomorrow, does that mean I can toss that resolution out the window?  NO! It just means try again when I remember. I don't see any point in giving up on these resolutions just because I miss a day...or a week. 
What do you say? Have you kept your resolutions so far? Are you making progress?


  1. I didn't really make specific resolutions, more like some mantras for the year. It's going well so far, I just have to keep up the momentum.

  2. I set annual goals for my birthday, so for January I just have a few monthly goals. I'm succeeding in about half, the rest will get shifted to next month, and I'm not even worried about it:)

  3. I chose not to make a new years resolution this year and just do it! Good luck to you! ~Blessings


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