How many made a New Year's Resolution?

@zeloguy (4913)
United States
December 31, 2008 11:52pm CST
First and foremost Happy 2009 to everyone out there and may this upcoming year be more prosperous and joyful than any before. I was sitting here thinking about what I want to achieve in 2009 and the question arose... how many people actually make New Year's resolutions and how many of those are actually kept for a full year. Would love to hear you weigh in on this one. Thanks Zelo
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Happy New Year, My last year resolutions and up with so many interruptions. I have learn not to make long term goals, but very short term plans. I rather enjoy my life and be happy without additional stress. The different this year is that I start and finish any projects without procrastination....things I was able to accomplish during last two months. HUGS
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Always great to hear from you Pola... Remember that short term goals can lead to long term ones... One of my short term goals was to save XXX amount of money every month... the long-term goal was when I hit a certain amount I was taking my wife to Hawai'i. If I just looked at the far off goal and saw how much money it would actually take to get her there I would have never made it. Instead I saved not only what I said I was going to save but a little more as well... and we got to Hawai'i a little earlier.! Stress... well stress is something we all live with and DEALING with it is a great way to learn how to live a better more productive lifestyle. I have taken up excercise and that has not only helped me in my relieving of stress but has also made me a more healthy, stronger person... both physically and mentally. All the best to you and of course I always love hearing from you. Thanks Zelo
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I am only going to say this because it's you Pola and well we 'know' each other. Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and my condolances and empathy go out to you there. As for illness on the personal side I again can empathize with that. Now what I am going to say is maybe a little risky for me to say but something I believe in... do NOT wish for happiness in your life but rather wish for the things that are going to make you happy. You mentioned finishing what you started and enjoying life... extend that out to say "I will always look at the bright side of things". The reason I say this is because happiness is such a relative thing that you should have something more concrete that you can write down, that you can see, that you can do and know it's done. When do you know when you are truely happy? I love the Laugh More... that is a GREAT New Year's Resolution and one that everyone should have! Enjoy you for who you are... broken or not. Enjoy the surroundings you have been placed in by choices made in your life or circumstances that have led you to where you are are today. Thank God that you wake up every morning. You are the kindest sweetest person I have met here and I would love to give you a big giant hug 'cause you have such a sweet kind heart. 2008 was rough for a lot of people in a lot of ways and unfortunately for some it is just going to get worse but there are those out there that are even more worse off than what we may be and we have to be thankful for what we do have (beautiful memories of mom maybe?). Hugs and Kisses hon. Thanks Zelo
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Thank You Zelo for complements and hugs....
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hi long ime no see...Cool Your point amount is 2009 to match the new year. As always year after year I make the same resolutions and only keep them for a few month maybe this year will be a year for change and I will keep my resolutions.I would love to have a more propersous year and a more joyful one..and I would wish that for everyone as well.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
3 Jan 09
By making smaller goals that lead to bigger successes makes one attain at least some if not all of the goals they set for themselves. If all of your goals are reached you are not trying hard enough... goals are meant to be hard to attain. And on the flipside, if you are not attaining any goals they are too hard or too far away. Break down all your goals into smaller micro-goals and I think you will find that when you accomplish the small ones the larger ones won't look that big. As with Pola... I think that smiling and laughing is a GREAT idea and if the world would just smile a little more... wow how much different of a place would this be. Glad to be back! Thanks Zelo
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
3 Jan 09
I appreciate your advice alot..I do try to always look at the big picture of what needs to be done and do get discouraged a bit..So I guess I will be setting smaller goals and better rewards. I was thinking losing 100 pounds this year and my reward was to be small things so maybe I should shoot for a laptop I have always wanted by saving as many 3 dollars per the pound I lose...
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
1 Jan 09
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you too! well my new years resolution is to minimize shopping.when i look at all the stuff i bought last 2008 and dont use it.its a lot of money wasted so wish me luck.my new years resolution last 2008 was very successful and i hope it will the same too this 2009.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
1 Jan 09
I have heard a lot of people say exactly the same thing... but remember not just cutting on spending but buying wisely can also be a way to make your New Year's resolution come true! Thanks for the response Thanks Zelo
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
29 Apr 09
thanks for the BR
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 09
I always make new year's resolutions my friend, but I make them achievable goals and that way I am not disappointed if I have set myself up for a fall. I have planned to get myself a job and to find a place of my own in 2009, it all takes careful planning and already I have set the wheels in motion. In all honesty, resolutions shouldn't be left till January 1st, they should be made on any day in the year, make changes now, don't wait, it's just procrastinating, positive changes should be made immediately, why wait till January 1st? I do not set myself too many resolutions and I am honest when I say that I always achieve my goals. Determination, willpower are the key as well as positivity, knowing that you WILL achieve them makes all the difference, and clear set up goals also, anything vague can easily be forgotten or swept under the carpet. Rewarding yourself is also important as well because sometimes change can be very difficult but if you give yourself a reward and be proud of the little steps you have accomplished towards achieving your goal. Happy 2009 my friend
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Jan 09
Happy 2009 to you as well Wolf... and amen to all that you said. Here is to not only dreaming dreams but acheiving them as well! Thanks Zelo
@dodo19 (39446)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Jan 09
I haven't. I don't mainly because I most likely either won't think about it or forget about it a month from now. That's why I haven't made a resolution for the last year or two.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Well it doesn't make sense to make one if you are not going to keep it or if you are not going to remember it... that makes sense to me! Thanks Zelo
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
well i dont make a new year resolution cause it wont happened to me. well it means im not interested in making new year resolutions.
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
1 Jan 09
That is fair enough. Thanks for your response Thanks Zelo
@KrauseHome (36746)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I am not one to make New Years Resolutions usually, so no I did not make any this yr. Personally I would Love to loose another 15 pds. or so this yr. but I am not going to try and do anything special to try and make this happen. I have lost over 30 pds since last April so if I can continue to at least keep these off I will be Happy as well.
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
7 Jan 09
New year resolution? I have a friend who always ask what if I have made any and my reply is always standard "Nay.. what for? it never be resolved". However, this year, surprising I did make a resolution on the spot... My friend returned with a Hahaha!!! Happy New Year to you :)