Now that Christmas is behind us and a new year is not far off, I started thinking about what, if any changes I will make for the New Year. As in pretty much everything I do, I did a little research and I was very surprised to find out that our government is keeping track of New Year's Resolutions. Sure enough at USA.gov the government has compiled a list of "Popular New Year's Resolutions". I was just happy to find out where some of my money has gone.
These are the 13 popular annual New Year's resolutions as listed on the USA.gov website.
- Drink Less Alcohol
- Eat Healthy Food
- Get a Better Education
- Get a Better Job
- Get Fit
- Lose Weight
- Manage Debt
- Manage Stress
- Quit Smoking
- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle
- Save Money
- Take a Trip
- Volunteer to Help Others
I noticed in this list of 13 popular year after year New Year's resolutions, over the years I have tried just about all on the list and failed. This could be because even though I made the resolutions, deep inside I knew and never believed any were achievable goals. Some of the factors that make up obtainable goals are, being honest with yourself and identifying strengths and weaknesses. These factors are very important components when setting realistic resolutions.
For 2012 I did not make a single New Year's resolution and it turned out to be a great year for me. Having fallen prey to just about all on the governments compiled list, I am not going to ruin 2013 with unattainable goals. I may not make a single New Year's resolution for 2013, but I have compiled this list of "13 Easy Breezy New Year's Resolutions"
- Delete spam emails
- Wear clothes that fit
- Buy vitamins with the intentions of taking them
- Pet at least 1 new dog or cat a month
- Try something you think you don’t like but have never actually tried
- Have more sex or have less sex, whichever is easier
- When cut off in traffic, (once) smile and wave with more than one finger
- Replace or dust light bulbs
- Buy lottery tickets at a luckier store
- Laugh out loud more, use LOL less
- Procrastinate more, starting tomorrow
- Do what’s right, respect others and be kind
- Be aware that every day in 2013 is only as great as we make it
For best results only choose one.