I always thought New Year's resolutions were silly and disheartening. Of course, I'm not much of a goal person. As I grow, I'm finding that maybe I should become a goal person.
One of the biggest problems with resolutions, is that we pick them for the wrong reason, or that we pick a very unreasonable goal. Think about the span of a year, and what you know you have accomplished in a year.
If you're thinking about weight, do you really think it is feasible to loose 100 lbs in a year? Sure, it's been done, but think about unhealthy choices, fast food binges, and a different type of lifestyle. Are you willing to make some serious sacrifices? Does your doctor even think it would be a good idea for you to lose that much weight?
Money- Money is definately a touchy subject that needs to be taken in baby steps. I've "graduated" from Financial Peace University (By Dave Ramsey) but I didn't put it into action, and I'm in an even worse spot than I was before I took the FPU course. Thinking you're going to save 75% of your paycheck every pay period just isn't reasonable.
Being a better person- now that one, is a life long journey. Thinking you can totally change yourself into a better person in just 365 days is highly unlikely. Getting rid of a habit, now that can be done in 365 days or less, and that is the first step, I think, in becoming a better person as a whole.
As for myself, I think I am going to give myself a fairly reasonable New Year's Resolution: Save $20 from every pay check. It's fairly simple, straightforward, and most important of all, doable.
Happy New Year everyone, and here's to many more!
Causes Melissa Adams Supports
Breast Cancer Research, Operation Christmas Child, ASPCA