Wednesday, January 21, 2009

21 Days Late

Today is January 21, 2009. I am already twenty one days late. I sit here looking at my day planner and there it is: a Post-it note with the words, “New Years Resolutions” staring me in the face. I guess it’s better than, “I’m sorry. I can’t. Don’t hate me.” (any Sex and the City fans out there?)

I’m not one to leave my New Years Resolutions until this late in the month, but time has been passing me by. School is back, vacation time is over, and little leisure time exists on the weekends for me. I have decided that this weekend I will make those resolutions. I’m sure I am not the only person who has neglected their resolutions, so here is some tips on how to make them and maintain them.

1. Set achievable goals. For example, “I want to win the lottery,” compared to “I want to lose weight,” is a more realistic and achievable goal.

2. Break down large goals. “I want to lose weight,” can be broken down to “I want to exercise more frequently.”

3. Be specific. “I want to exercise more frequently” by running, walking, and lifting weights.

4. What steps will you take to maintain these goals? Possible steps to maintain this goal could include setting a specific exercising schedule, joining a gym, utilizing a personal trainer, or a walking date with a friend.

5. What do you want to do for yourself? With the pressures of society, many people feel that they should do what’s trendy, or create a better image for themselves. Resolutions are about doing what’s important to you as an individual.

If you weren't feeling inspired before, I hope you are now. Late New Years Resolutions are possible!


asm said...

You've convinced me to make one resolution going forward into 2009. I don't wish to share what it is, but I will let you know if I break it.

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