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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

This time of year, one question always comes up when a crowd of people gather. "What's your New Year's Resolution?" It's an easy one for me to answer. Mine is the same it's always been: To have no New Year's Resolution.

What's so special about Jan 1 anyway? Only 8% of people end up keeping their resolutions, so maybe we should make commitments when feel motivated and not when the calendar declares it's time.

If you want to exercise more, wouldn't March 3rd work just as well? You could even buy a used treadmill from one of those people whose New Year's Resolution didn't work out so swell.

"Get organized" is another popular resolution. Come on, if you haven't done it by now, do you really think '08 is going to be any better?

Give up sweets? Why don't you just wait til, well, never, cause chocolate is good for you and hey, is life really worth living without it?

"Enjoy life more". Do we really need to set a goal for this? Goals equal pressure, and pressure equals stress, and stress equals, well, not enjoying life more.

I'm all for lists. Shoot, I live by lists, but the New Year's Resolution list is one that's going to stay blank for me. That's my resolution.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:00 AM  
  Comments (12)
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At 10:30 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh I love goal setting! And Jan 1 is a good time to do it for the first time this year. Of course, I haven't done it yet, but I'm going to get around to it. LOL

At 11:17 PM, Blogger Hopeful said...

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At 11:18 PM, Blogger Hopeful said...

I told my mom almost the saem thing about New Year's Resolution and she totally didn't get. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one out there who feels that way!

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Sally said...

Amen, sister! I agree with you, Denise. No resolutions for me either!

At 9:07 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Actually, I do have 1, breaking my own rule of not making them. LOL

My resolution is to get this manuscript finished in the next month and to my agent. Since it's political in nature, this would be a good year for it. :o)

At 12:55 AM, Blogger Steph said...

I have to say I have nothing against those who have New Year's Resolutions, but I just don't have one. If I want to set some sort of goal, I set it when it comes to my mind, I don't wait until the new year!

At 7:19 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

I agree nothing will ever make me tidy! I try i try hard but mess and me come hand in hand. (i can clean others up) i do how ever make one resolution each year and thats to try and average one book a week to read. for me this is an acheivable goal and one that wont get me down if i fail.
Oh im not a list person. thats to organized for me. im the procrastinator type have been all my life.

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At 9:17 PM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

If I had to make one it would be to simplify my life. Yeah right :-) But with everything going on to cut through the clutter and live in the moment more. Sometimes I'm too much the goal-setter, and find it hard to enjoy right now.

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

I made a small resolution to try not to prematurally hyperventillate in fear at the thought of giving birth to my first child in August. (I'm such a wimp). Other than that, I guess losing any weight this year is out! :) And, I'm normally on your side of the resolution opinion too, Denise. I see resolutions depressing a lot of people rather than motivating.

At 12:47 PM, Blogger Swaziland Mazzucas said...

What about setting resolutions that we know we can do? Such as I will not exercise on Wednesdays. Or I will eat ice cream late at night at least once a week. Now those, I can handle!

At 4:05 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

No resolutions for me either. If I want to start something new I'll just start when I feel like it.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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