What is your New Year’s Resolution?
It’s that time of year again… 2014 is here, and I’ve promised myself that I will do things better in the coming year. My main New Year’s resolutions are to make it to the gym every other day and to eat more healthily. I have a few smaller things that I’ve told myself I’m going to work on, mainly going to bed at a decent time and not staying up until 1 a.m. reading. That’s going to be a hard habit to break!
I recently asked my kids if they were going to make any New Year’s resolutions, and my 9-year-old son replied with, “Mom, I know I’m not going to stick to it, so why should I make one? I’ll just disappoint myself.” Such a wise child! I’ve made resolutions in the past and not stuck with them, which usually leads me feeling like a failure and not making one the next year. I’ve promised myself that this year is going to be different!
I AM going to get healthy and lose some pounds!
I AM going to make it bed at a decent hour!
I AM going to spend less money on random, unnecessary crap!
Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions I’ve heard are:
- To lose weight
- To spend less money
- To eat healthy
- To quit smoking
- To recycle
- To go back to school
- To drink less alcohol
- To take a trip with family
Do you fall into any of those categories? How do you plan to make sure that you’re going to succeed with your goals? For me, my husband is keeping me on my toes and making sure I get into the gym every other day (at least). Sometimes I need that kick in the pants to get myself going, and I always feel so much better for it!
Take our poll and tell us what your New Year’s resolution is! Then, leave us a comment about how you plan to make your resolution happen.
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.