Countdown to New Year’s Eve…………….

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It is about this time of year that I begin thinking about my New Year’s resolutions.

According to Wikipedia, the most common reason for participants failing their New Years’ Resolutions was setting themselves unrealistic goals (35%), while 33% didn’t keep track of their progress and a further 23% forgot about it. About one in 10 respondents claimed they made too many resolutions.

Does this sound familiar?????

Then I learned that women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.

Soooooooooooooo, rather than create a huge “must change” list that I will never achieve.  This year, I decided to just have one, achievable (!) New Year’s Resolution.

This was my initial brainstorm:

  • lose weight
  • change up my exercise
  • cut back on my alcohol intake 
  • laugh more
  • be present
  • reduce cell phone time
  • enjoy life
  • reduce stress

As I ponder over this list, I think that one that jumps out at me most is to “change up my exercise”.   One day a week, I plan on incorporating a different  form of aerobic exercise into my routine!  I think this will help many of the other items on my list.

It will be easy for me to keep track of my weekly progress.

I read somewhere that we are more likely to reach our goals if we share them. So, thanks for letting me share……….. wish me luck!

Happy Healthy New Year!

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  • Haralee

    Doable resolutions are the best! Wishing you a Healthy and Happy New Year!

    • Yes…. I totally agree Haralee! Happy 2016 to your and yours!

  • Lois Alter Mark

    Great idea to focus on one achievable goal. I’m going to have to think about that since I’m so bad with new year’s resolutions. Here’s to a great 2016 for all!

    • Thanks, Lois! Let’s keep it healthy AND happy in 2016!

  • Generation Above Me

    They all sound like great goals. I agree that the exercise goal should be front and center. All my best to you for a wonderful 2016.

    • Let’s hope I can achieve this ONE goal! I shall keep you posted!

  • CaptCruncher

    I love that you are talking about shaking things up! So good to keep your brain guessing just a bit! I am looking forward to seeing what other things you shake up (in addition to your exercise routines) this coming year!!

    • Yep….it is good to change things up a bit every year! Happy 2016!

  • I like the list…except for the alcohol since I’ve never been a drinker…changing it up is always good, right??

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