Countdown to New Year’s Eve……………. - Ellen Dolgen

Countdown to New Year’s Eve…………….

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!

Remember: Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out in IN!

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10 thoughts on “Countdown to New Year’s Eve…………….”

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

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