So... how are your new years resolutions coming?

@cyberfluf (5004)
Netherlands
March 13, 2009 2:58pm CST
We all have been asking each other questions about resolutions around the dawning of the new year, and I am curious how many people have been able to keep up with them for the last couple of months? Do share your stories! I personally don't believe in new years resolutions. I believe in having faith in your discission and putting effort into something, but it doesn't have to be new years eve for me to suddenly realise that or making up a plan. I rather make smaller, easier to archive goals or devide a big goal into smaller steps; that way you will have either more small successes or some succes and only partial dissapointment; it's more motivating.
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
Mine are coming along fantastically well cyberfluf 'cos I never made any! The only thing I DID do though, was make a promise to myself that I'd get my Wife and I back to Australia by Christmas. This is a work in progress, so in that sense I'm sticking to my promise and I have no intentions of breaking it no matter what!
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
15 Mar 09
That's a great way to go about it, James. Another thing that we are fairly on the same level on. I wish you the best of luck sticking to your promise. I know you can do it if you set your mind to it, and judging from your reply you have done so. I wonder if trapping Santa in Australia would be any easier? .
• United States
13 Mar 09
I'm not sure I've ever really liked New Year resolutions because change should be a constant part of life. Following the river so to speak. So far my current goals are going well though. I'm doing martial arts regularly. I am worrying far less, and I am living in the moment each day. Namaste-Anora
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
14 Mar 09
That sounds wonderfull, Anora! Worrying less is something on top of my priority list aswell. I try to manage it every day by convincing myself there is no use to worry about things that could be in the future, but to seize the day. Also, there is no point in worrying about things you can't change (I used to worry about that a lot too). Glad to hear your goals are working out, have a pleasent evening and thanks for responding!
13 Mar 09
I never make new years resolutions. I'm a bit like you. I set goals daily to achieve. Overall these make more of an impact on daily life. And are easier to achieve.
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@cyberfluf (5004)
• Netherlands
14 Mar 09
That is surely something I can relate to, mummyofthree. Setting smaller goals is more fullfilling, at least I personally feel that way and judging from your reply you do to. Sometimes it's hard to divide big goals into smaller goals, for example when you are doing a study. You want your diploma, so that's the big goal. Completing a collegeyear can be a goal, and single tests aswell, but there will allways be the pressure of the diploma as the main, 'real' goal. Luckily a lot of goals can be made smaller and more easy to overview. Thanks for responding!