New Year’s Goals

December 28, 2010 by  

Do You Make Goals for the New Year?
New Years

Resolutions or Goals?
Which term do you use? Why? Does it matter to you? I know many people hate the word resolutions. But why? Because they never keep them?

New Years Goals

I personally use the word goals? I’m not sure why. I don’t have a problem with the word resolution. But I do think it is a good time to make goals for the year.
It is the beginning of something new
It is fresh
You can forget about what you didn’t accomplish last year (if that is the case) and focus ahead.

I think it is a great time to make new goals.

Here are my suggestions:

Get a piece of paper (or computer as I am going to do) and write out the things that bother you. What you would like to change.
It might be weight, exercise, organizing, cleaning, finances etc…
Then write a list of realistic goals.
Now.. write what you plan to do to accomplish each of those goals.

Now take that list and keep it with you (and make a copy to save). Work on those goals.

At the end of next year it is good to get the list from the year before out and see what goals you have or have not accomplished.

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6 Responses to “New Year’s Goals”
  1. Getting out a fresh notebook for THIS project :-)

  2. Toni says:

    Thanks for linking up today!! Happy New Year!

  3. Van says:

    I prefer goals to resolutions because “new years resolutions” are…those things you never accomplish :) Joking aside, goals are typically tangible tasks you can do, and resolutions are more abstract. “Lose 20 pounds” in abstract, but “eat more vegetables daily” is not.

    I set goals (and fail at them!) constantly. I’m going to keep things simple and document when I achieve them once a month from now on :) In public on my blog, for maximum humiliation!

  4. Margaret says:

    Hi Sandy. I am going to do something similar. I agree with using goals instead of resolutions. It seems to take the pressure off and makes them easier to tackle!

  5. Sandy says:

    I know…. our blogs can be a big motivator and make us accountable can’t they?

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