It’s the end of January and all month long I have been reading about New Year’s resolutions. I love the idea of people trying to better themselves and I definitely believe in setting personal goals – after all my new book is called “A Better You”. I set two personal goals for myself this year – the first goal is to save $15,000 by December 31 and the second goal is to lose 20 pounds by the end of July. After 30 days I am proud to say that I am on my way to achieving both goals and I hope to keep the momentum going over the next 11 months.
Why do people make crazy New Year’s resolutions?
A New Year’s resolution should be a challenge yet still a realistic goal. My personal goals this year are not super extra-ordinary, actually losing weight and exercising on a regular basis seem to be very common New Year’s resolutions. My savings and losing weight goals will definitely take a big commitment and an effort on my part but I don’t think that they will dramatically change my life.
I have been reading a lot about New Year’s resolutions and let me tell you, I have discovered some crazy changes that people are making in 2013. I don’t know if making drastic changes in our lives all at one time is such a good idea because if our personal goal is too much of a change and if it takes too much of an effort we won’t stick with it.
I did not make a personal resolution to get more out of my mornings!
Anyone who has ever lived with me or who has been on vacation with me knows that I am not a morning person. I read an article in SELF Magazine about a woman who wants to get all of her personal errands done before noon. She wants to wake up at 5 a.m., go to the gym and clean her house all before lunchtime so that she can relax all afternoon and evening.
This is definitely not on my list of things to do in 2013, I love waking up on the weekends without an alarm clock. I stay in my pyjamas as long as I want to and some days I get back into bed after eating breakfast. I wouldn’t change my mornings for the world.
What is your New Year’s resolution?
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