So I’m wondering, how do you feel about New Year’s resolutions?

My 2017 resolution was to stop worrying so much about the things I can’t control. Like the news. Or the fact that it’s hard to bake cookies at altitude.

But here it is nearly 2018 and I still worry about those things. Especially the cookies. So the plan for this next year will be more simple. Maybe I’ll read the news with my eyes squinted. And I’ll buy my cookies in the store instead of trying to bake them.

How about you?

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  1. The past few years my resolution has been to floss my teeth daily which I have gotten good at. Since that seems to be working I think I’ll stick to that one.

  2. I don’t watch the news. Maybe it’s naive but I can’t handle all the bad stuff. I concentrate on trying to make sure everyone in my little corner of the world is happy and healthy, including everyone’s fur babies.

  3. 2018 resolution: go through each room in my house, purge absolutely anything that is not being used, simplify my life

  4. I am making one for the first time in many years. I am going to try and clean up my language. I have a son that is about 2yrs old and is just about in the repeating everything I hear stage.

  5. It seems like it is the same one each year, nothing hard…maybe one year I will get it done….”be faithful in my journaling!”

  6. I stopped several years ago because I would get upset if I didn’t stick with my resolution.

    I still try to do things but just don’t hold myself to an impossible standard any more. Now when I do meet a goal I feel good and if I don’t meet it then I try harder the next time.

  7. Procrastination. I have brought this habit up to an art. And I’m world-class! And many family and friends have pointed this out to me recently, as in the last 3-4 weeks.

    So, I am determined to change this habit and was doing some research on how. One article suggested I always partner with someone on projects, especially large or significant projects with firm deadline. Another suggested breaking proj CT’s down to smaller tasks, and putting them in my iPad calendar with alerts (very obnoxious ones) that I would find hard to ignore.

    I’m trying. Christmas will be my first real test as I have always been a last minute shopper.

  8. I don’t do resolutions.

    But for about 10 years, I’ve done a word of the year. That word is my focus. Apparently, 2017 was a total bust, because I don’t remember what my word WAS.

    I’m pretty sure 2018 is going to be simplify…..

  9. I have kept the only resolution I ever made and that was to not make any New Year resolutions from now on.

  10. I don’t make resolutions. I never keep them or attain them. I don’t need to put pressure on myself,

  11. Hi. I never make them. I just try to do better. Prayer for peace and for all to realise that life is like a short story. Do the best you can and be the best you can be. Love goes a long way. Smile and say Merry Christmas! Have a great day.

  12. This year my only resolution was to learn to eat with chopsticks. Very low pressure. It still took me until after Thanksgiving to even attempt it, although I caught on quickly and feel pretty comfortable with them now. I’m not sure what I will resolve for next year. Maybe I shouldn’t since I actually kept this one- it’ll probably never happen again.

  13. Well it was always the normal lose weight, eat healthy. But for 2017, it was don’t let my focus just be about him & his betrayal, after 16yrs together. But, my heart and my Ex did NOT agree with that. & he was here, stroke of midnight. So, another year revolved around all of that. The back and forth… UGH! So that is 2018’s resolution, but I’m not expecting some magic poof at 12am, like I did last yr. I have already started the ground work for this… months ago. And yeah, I slipped up recently, but I didn’t get sucked back in, like I usually do. We have kids so complete avoidance is impossible! And, though I have days where it still rips me apart… I’m doing better.

  14. My best resolution was the year I told my 3 kids no sleepovers at my house. They could go to a friend’s house but their friends couldn’t come over!

    It lasted till September or October. Thinking about making it for 2018 as well.

  15. Don’t make ’em. Just try to live a better year…lower pressure than trying to be a better human. Hopefully, it works… 🙂

  16. No longer put myself in a spot where I could fail. I do try to improve me – it seems to be an ongoing project. That is about as well as I can do. Right now, I am getting rid of things as I go along. I figure by the time I am getting really good at that, my house will float above the ground.

  17. I don’t make New Years resolutions. After the first of 2017 I did promise to be kind. There are times when that is a challenge!! Especially out on the lhighways & roads!! Where do people get their drivers license?? When I learned to drive almost everyone obeyed the traffic laws, there was less traffic but really people. I am shocked at some of the things I see out on the roads.. Okay, enough of that.
    Soon I will be reading Chasing Christmas Eve. I’ve been saving it!

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