Resolutions revised on New Year's Day

@FayeHazel (17164)
United States
January 1, 2018 11:08pm CST
Happy New Year 2018 MyLot friends. I hope this is a happy and successful year for you and that you've had a nice New Year's Day. I spent the day with my parents at my place. We had a lovely Chinese meal at a restaurant and then finger foods, played games and watched a comedy movie. As some of you may already know... my dad is somewhat challenging at times. (And I have a big talent for understatements) However yesterday he was pleasant as he was for, well, most of the day today. There were a few tense moments, he managed to make my mom cry so I had to settle everyone down (I'm not a talk therapist, I just play one in everyday life), and because he has been somewhat absent minded lately - he managed to drain their can's battery by leaving the lights on. So right when I thought they had left they rang to be let in again and we had a little adventure , had to call roadside assistance but got them back on the road quickly and they got home safely. I do love them dearly but it is a unique set of challenges that we go through. Yesterday evening - New Year's eve was fun. Went to my parents and had a lovely supper (lasagna) and snacks and games, then I went out with the locals singles group to a bar, the had a band (nice) and dropped balloons filled with money at midnight (I got $22). And as I've been thinking about New Years and New Goals - I thought I would add these additional thoughts on my "resolutions" which I have re-titled goals(which seems to make them more do-able). *Try new things Be it food, recipes, classes, - I want to try more new things. At the top of the list - Hip Hop dance classes and joining a book club. *Positivity @kobesbuddy mentioned being more positive. I find it very hard to talk positive to myself. If someone talked to me like I talked to myself in my own mind I wouldn't like that person much. So why do I do it to myself? Also I notice I put a lot of weight into what other people think of me. I want to be less like that. *Food, TV, Movies, Dance and Music @TheHorse had a good point . I love food and I won't be removing anything that I love. I also enjoy tv, movies, dance and music. I will continue those things, I think it will be easy. *Bass guitar, mandolin needle arts and photography I will try and make time for old hobbies as well *Financial, eat healthier foods (without cutting out anything I love), read/listen to books, try new recipes - I plan to continue with all of these from 2017 So that's the long list. What did you do today, mylot, anything special? Any plans for 2018? Photo: Pixabay
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@JudyEv (121547)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jan
That's seems a pretty long list but what a great lot of things you've chosen. I intend to make some goals too and I'm going to make a list of mine - 'cause that's what I do! Make lists! Making lists is nearly as much fun as actually doing the stuff.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Ha ha, I had to laugh, I'm another list maker too! You're right. I love them :-)
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@JohnRoberts (54566)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jan
It was a quiet day for me which I like. No special goals for 2018 except to get along and be alive.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Those are both good goals :-)
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@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
2 Jan
Hi Faye (as I said in your "Christmas party, dice game behavior, confusion and thankfulness" discussion, you can call me Cathy . I don't have any goals or resolutions this Year, I just want to live life a day at a time the best I can. Happy 2018 to You!
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Ah force of habit, Cathy :-) -- I have often admired people with longer names who can shorten them to a whole new sounding name. :-) I love that. I hope 2018 is full of blessings for you
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• United Kingdom
2 Jan
I have seen your name shortened to a number of different forms. It's also a useful name to use in anagram form. Best 2 word one I can make is 'Nice Heart'
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@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 Jan
@FayeHazel making resolutions can become a habit . I think your name is lovely! Thank you, I hope 2018 will be full of blessings for you too
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
2 Jan
You have a strong list of resolutions, provided you go for it with dedication and accomplish some of it. All the best. I have not drafted any such list.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
I have quite a few areas I want to improve :-) You're right - one needn't accomplish all, but some... some counts, even progress counts...
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@dpk262006 (56104)
• Delhi, India
3 Jan
@FayeHazel Nothing wrong in making a list and trying to improve in some areas. I agree with you that something is better than nothing.
@shubhu3 (14271)
• New Delhi, India
2 Jan
Happy new year. Wow! Sounds like you had an amazing time with your family. Well I don't have thought about much of the resolutions yet hehhe but yours resolutions really inspire me to think of some.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Thanks! It went well with my parents -- I'm happy to say :-) I hope I provided some good inspiration. I find any area where I want to better myself makes for a good resolution
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@shubhu3 (14271)
• New Delhi, India
4 Jan
@FayeHazel That's really amazing.
• Philippines
2 Jan
As for eating healthier foods, I'm really doing my best. But I guess my resolution would probably be sleeping a bit more earlier.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Yay for eating healthier. I have decided that I will keep eating all the unhealthy stuff that I love, but I will try to include a salad, a vegetable and a fruit.... then I will likely eat less junk. I hope you are able to get some better sleep
@kobesbuddy (43989)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Jan
With the kind of attitudes you've displayed in this writing, 2018 will be a year of victory, for Faye Hazel
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Thanks! I'm trying to be aware of negative thoughts... and stay positive - which will help with everything I want to accomplish
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@kobesbuddy (43989)
• East Tawas, Michigan
2 Jan
@FayeHazel Yes, and believe it or not, those positive thoughts will bring about surprisingly higher attainment, in anything we choose to accomplish!
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
@kobesbuddy So many self help books I have read (er... listened to) have suggested as much - but it seems so hard to believe
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@Shavkat (60445)
• Philippines
2 Jan
I have some New Year's Resolution lists. But I am taking the priority to be productive this year.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Here's to a productive year for you :-)
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@Shavkat (60445)
• Philippines
3 Jan
@FayeHazel Cheers to that, my friend!
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
2 Jan
Those are great goals, and I agree with the positive one.. as Im the same and it can be hard to stop. But you got this! Wow that money in balloon thing is a great idea!
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Aw I would have not guessed that you struggle with negativity too. Sorry, it sucks I know.
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@Courtlynn (64470)
• United States
2 Jan
@FayeHazel oh yes. Told you before I've always been picked on / bullied. And it doesnt help with how you feel about yourself.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
@Courtlynn It's true, it's hard to ignore what haters say, but chances are they are just feeling insecure themselves. Still no excuse. Anyway, here's to a positive 2018 :-)
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@TRBRocks420 (75838)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Jan
Happy new years and best wishes.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Thanks! And to you, too!
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• United States
3 Jan
@FayeHazel My big plans for 2018 is to get through each day. Good luck with your list.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
Ah yes, sometimes it's day by day and sometimes it's moment by moment. I hope that 2018 gives you lots of fun moments though
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• United States
3 Jan
@FayeHazel Thank you, I hope the same for you also.
@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan
I didn't make any resolutions last year, so to make up for it, I'm going to make twice as many this year.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
But double of 0 is still 0 lol
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• United Kingdom
4 Jan
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@DianneN (76154)
• United States
2 Jan
Wow! What a long list of goals you've made for yourself! Best of luck with them all.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
Thanks! There were even more that I had thought of - but I thought I would stop here.
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@DianneN (76154)
• United States
4 Jan
@YrNemo (11872)
2 Jan
My resolution? patient while waiting for December 2018.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
2 Jan
Ah, lol well I hope that goes well for you
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@YrNemo (11872)
3 Jan
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@Rick1950 (1555)
• Lima, Peru
3 Jan
Happy New Year to you as well. I see you have many interesting goals for this year and I hope you fulfill them all. I wish to lose some weight this year doing sports activities.
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@FayeHazel (17164)
• United States
3 Jan
Thanks! I wish you all the best in your goals -- sports and fitness is a great goal to have.
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@teamfreak16 (40941)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jan
And here I am 12 days behind. Hope 2018 is going well so far.