New Year’s Resolutions to Ring in 2017
It is that time of year again. We start off the new year singing “Auld Lang Syne.” One of my all time favorite movies, “When Harry Met Sally” has clever dialogue about the song. Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don’t know what this song means. I mean, ‘Should old acquaintance be forgot’? Does that mean that we should forget old acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot? Sally: Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it’s about old friends.
Making New Year’s Resolutions are also quite popular at the stroke of midnight. Some will last until the next New Year’s Eve while others don’t make it a day into the new year. Some interesting statistics… A 2007 study by Richard Wisemen from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study’s participants were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, (a system where small measurable goals are being set; such as, a pound a week, instead of saying “lose weight”), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.
Here are the 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions:
- Join a health club.
- Improve finances. Talk to a financial planner.
- Get a better job.
- Manage stress with a massage.
- Learn something new.
- Quit smoking.
- Take a vacation.
- Volunteer at a charity.
- Drink less alcohol.
- Get along better with others.
- WHAT IS YOURS?
Ohh! And this reminds me of my recently posted blog about OVERUSED new year’s resolution. 😀
You might want to check it https://soulinsurreal.wordpress.com/2015/12/31/5-overused-new-years-resolution/ thank you 🙂
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I resolve to be happy by finding joy in the little things. Example, last night when i told my kids (3 & 5) to head up and put on their jammies (@11:30pm) my daughter came upto me, gave me a hug and said ‘thank you mommy for this fun night and letting me stay up late
All off the above…
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Since this relates to 24 months ago shouldn’t we at least try out some new ones? I like the idea behind the resolution, however, if we set to vague a goal we are failing before we start.
My therapist last January got me to try that out, instead of focusing on the big picture (in my case that was the flat as it needed cleaning and rubbish sorted). Looking at the task as one big one I didn’t know where to start with the result I didn’t bother. Splitting the big picture up into smaller pieces, for instance the rubbish, meant I knew where to focus my energy. This made starting a job easier and when I finished it I felt as though I had achieved something. Doing just one little thing every day helped to lift me out of the downward spiral and meant, three months after the Government said I was ready to start work, I began looking at my life differently. This resulted in me being honest about why I’d been out of work for so long. Carrying this through to job applications I found I was able to attend more interviews and, eventually, was offered a position. The job is going so well now, and my living is so much improved, I don’t want to go back to the way things were. I also don’t care when the Government decide I am too old to work as I really want to keep going as long as I can.
Mine is very humble…change the world. I might be 45 and haven’t succeeded yet but this is one resolutions which I never want to give up xx Rowena
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You may think it humble, Rowena, it’s certainly worth while. We have to start somewhere and I think if we start with the (wo)man in the mirror then maybe your goal can be achieved. As an old “hippy” I’ve been trying to spread love, peace and happiness around for almost 50 years. Ever the optimist I hope we can wake up soon and realise we are all the same.
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Thanks, Dave. I sometimes think my desire to change the world is deluded or looking through rose-coloured glasses or Immature but I don’t think we should ever give up on this most noble of causes and it’s good to see there are those like yourself ahead of me shining a light on my path xx Rowena