|If I don’t say it, you can’t hold it against me|
|Tuesday, January 03, 2012 11:02 AM|
As I reflect upon the last year, I have to say I am very fortunate.
This sounds like what we try to do just about every day in our normal lives. So, why is it so hard to keep them?
Statistics indicate that two-thirds of Americans will break their New Year resolutions by Valentine’s Day. The main reason is that many people set goals that don’t work with their lifestyles, are too challenging or not based on something they really enjoy.
I personally am thinking about drowning my troubles in ice cream or munching through the blues on cookies. Comfort foods — the downfall of every one of my diets. Broccoli just doesn’t have the same effect as a nice pile of fluffy mashed potatoes and creamy gravy. I don’t get that “aaahhh” feeling from crunching my way through celery, either.
I won’t even go there with the “quit smoking” one. I have tried everything and willpower alone is just not enough for me. I want to sit down and smoke one while I’m thinking about quitting.
Sticking to a budget and making and/or saving more money seem to go hand-in-hand. The budget looks a lot better when there is more to work with. Who doesn’t want more money?
Organization is in the eye of the beholder. My mother used to have a sign on her desk at Marathon that read “Don’t touch my desk, I know where everything is!” Same seems to apply here. Every time I clean off my desk, I can’t find what I want.
Not to make one. That way, I can’t fail. If I work on a few things on the top 10 list throughout the year, I’ll be much better off than making a single decree and failing, like two-thirds of the rest of America.
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