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. I haven’t made a resolution for many years–never kept any I made. I think this year I will though–get rid of “stuff” I haven’t used for years (and probably never will).

  2. I will never worry about the news. I’m too busy avoiding all of the noise and distraction which is all it is. There’s a whole world out there to explore and enjoy without worrying about the news.

  3. For the past X number of years, my resolution is to NOT make a resolution. And wouldn’t you know? I keep it without any struggle, and it feels damn good 🙂

  4. Jill – that will never work. If you squint to watch the news you’ll great wrinkles besides the headache. And store bought cookies are no where as good as homemade.

    Myself, I don’t even think about it. Less stress.

  5. I don’t do resolutions, but I live each year by a phrase…. This year it was “Every day may not be good…. but there’s something good in every day!” And you just look for what it was… 🙂

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

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

  15. 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…..

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!”

  19. 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.

  20. 2018 resolution: go through each room in my house, purge absolutely anything that is not being used, simplify my life

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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