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New Year’s Resolutions
January 2, 2008
I used to think that New Year’s resolutions were silly, and sometimes I still think that. A lot of them are so vague ("I will be nicer to people") or so big ("I will lose 40 pounds by March 15") that they could never work.
Making realistic resolutions
So this year, I’m going to resolve on the same topic, but I’m going to make it measurable. I’m going to do one fun thing a day—have a fun conversation, read a funny book, or watch a humorous video. Maybe play a game with other people, or hang out with young children or animals. I would appreciate any other ideas you have to help me keep my resolution.
Health is a good topic for resolutions. For example:
I’m not saying these are all good ideas. But notice that they are specific and measurable. You may want to make your resolutions measurable too. That way, you can tell if you have done them or not.
Not always for health
Maybe you want to read more, or use the computer less, or learn to use it in the first place. As long as it is something you can do, and something you can measure, it could be a good resolution. Of course, there are bad resolutions too. “I will kick my dog twice a day” probably won’t do anyone much good.
So what are your resolutions going to be? Or do you think the whole thing is a bad idea? Let us know by commenting here. And please visit me at www.davidsperorn.com. Maybe buy yourself one of my books for a New Year’s present?
Hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and have a Happy New Year!
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