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New Year's Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Do you have resolutions for the New Year regarding procrastination or things you have procrastinated on? If so, post them here!!

2007 resolutions

1)Take care of myself - eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly
2)Maintain clean/organized home by following Flylady
3)Cook supper more frequently
4)Buy household items such as: filing cabinet, bed for spare room, new mattress for our bed, dining set, light fixture for master bath
5)Research and buy new car with R
6)Plan holidays well in advance in order to use timeshare weeks
7)Paint lawn chairs
8)Make doctor's appointment
9)Rekindle old friendships
10)Clothes shopping for myself and R
11)Grocery shopping before we're out of everything
12)Prepare for backpacking - including buying a pack and exercising
13)Apply Flylady techniques to gardening chores in summer
14)Buy birthday presents/cards in advance
15)Watch less TV and read more

These are all areas I've procrastinated on in the past, but hope to improve this year. I always debate how specific to make them. Should I say "exercise three times a week" or just "exercise more frequently"? Any suggestions on that?

specific yet realistic

most people recommend making your goals specific and realistic. So, "exercise 3x/wk" or maybe just 1x/wk is more achievable than "more frequently". You want to have a clear picture of what success would be. You can always adjust your goal up or down to be more realistic or more challenging as needed.

now, to take my own advice. ;)

scared of sounding lame

Yes, specific and realistic sounds better. I guess I just feel embarassed putting down that my goal is to exercise once/week, or cook dinner twice/week. So it's easier saying "more frequently", "regularly", etc.

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NY Resolutions

Here are my resolutions for 2007:

  1. Have and maintain a clean home - build a daily habit of doing cleaning routines.
  2. Eliminate negative talk and gossiping.
  3. Build a daily habit of cooking dinner.
  4. Build a habit of tracking income/expenses (budgeting).
  5. Purchase new vehicle.
  6. Add $5,000 to savings.


If I can't do it perfectly, I'll do it anyway. If I can't do it all, I'll do some. If I do nothing, nothing gets done.

"I don't feel like it" is a poor sacrifice for your dreams.

pro's New Year's Resolutions

Here are my resolutions for 2007:

  1. Catch up on my back accounting by the end of January.
  2. File my tax returns for 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 in February.
  3. Never get behind in my accounting again as long as I live!!!!
  4. Take care of my body - exercise regularly, eat nutritiously, and take my pills every day.
  5. Continue looking for work until I find it.
  6. Finish the book I've been writing (and procrastinating on finishing).
  7. Finish the business Web site I almost launched and then never finished.
  8. Continue to work on my Chinese every day or close to it.
  9. Continue to go to meetings regularly.
  10. Work on very bad unnamed problem in a serious way.