Monday, December 28, 2009


I've noticed a lot of people don't make New Year's Resolutions anymore.
I many of us never complete the goal/ make the change.

I, on the other hand, LOVE making New Year's Resolutions.
I love goals and lists and crossing things off and thinking of new resolutions.
I'm not saying I always accomplish my resolutions, but I seriously love the act of trying.

In fact, I love all the lists that are out there nowadays.
Things like 29 things to do before I'm 30 (or whatever your age).
Or fun things like 52 strangers or a photo a day.
I love Life Lists and Bucket Lists.

I start thinking about my New Year's Resolutions right around mid-December. I don't write anything down yet, I am just always thinking throughout the month what I would like to accomplish in the coming year.

I usually write them out right around New Year's Day.
Next, I write out how I am going to accomplish these goals. Usually it's a short paragraph with my little plan.
Last, I write out a month by month plan of how I will accomplish each goal and where I should be with the goal at the beginning of each month until the goal has been completed. If it's just a small, one time goal, then I write what month I would like to accomplish it in.

It's definitely not a fail-proof plan, but it's helpful and much better than writing out the resolutions and then never looking at them again.
I always set waaay to many goals and I probably set them too high.
BUT, it's like that cheesy saying goes...
"Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will be among the stars."
~Les Brown


  1. Great post. Made me want to make resolutions this year! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I'd love to read your resolutions once you have written them.
    Thanks for a great post.

  4. Great idea for writing out the goals per month. Thanks! I am so excited to write out my resolutions. Clean slates are great.

  5. Very nice.
    Happy New Year!