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 angelwinz
Joined: 11/27/2006
Msg: 23
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My new years day resolution this year is to take the 8-9 hours I will be driving through assorted mountain passes and snow to my mom's funeral, reflecting on the good times and let go of any bad that is still lingering. I'm figuring between concentrating on the driving, allowing my mind to reach out and feel, that this is the best resolution I can make for myself. A New Year is always a good time to reflect on what is right in my life and face whatever it is I might want to work on in the future.

Whatever each does, I wish you all A Very Happy New Year. Happy 2009 Y'all!!

 cfb62
Joined: 9/17/2007
Msg: 24
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New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 12/28/2008 7:13:46 PM
I'm always trying to improve/grow.
It just depends on who you are.
I certainly can relate to the self-acceptance in a lot of ways too though.
LOVE the self-acceptance that comes with age!!!!
 catkin2007
Joined: 12/18/2007
Msg: 27
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 12/29/2008 10:36:43 AM
I don't think its about being set in your ways as much as things be too familiar. For me, I have been reevaluating life, relationships and career choices the past few months. For me, I am making life enhancing changes in 2009. Basically, it is to do what feels good to me, to be myself at all times, and to slow down and appreciate all life has to offer.

Besides, there is nothing wrong with a little self help/self awareness in our lives.
 BLoNde__ANgeL
Joined: 9/20/2011
Msg: 29
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 7:24:55 AM
so here it is 3 years later, how much have any of us changes since then???

i think sometimes one small change can cause many others- the ripple effect
HAPPY 2012 EVERYONE!!!!!
 Walts
Joined: 5/7/2005
Msg: 30
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 7:28:26 AM
Changing for the sake of changing is not all that bright in my opinion. Now,,,,if you actually "know" of a thing or two that you "know" will "improve" yourself,or even improve your "self worth",get a er!!!!

Me,,,I looked in the mirror this morning, and well, even I gotta admit, there's sweet phuck all that I should be tweaking. Of course, once the whiskey wears off that could change. Happy New Year all, changes or not!!!!
 ChillinChill
Joined: 6/17/2011
Msg: 31
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 1:41:17 PM
I have a new years resolution... I'm not going to make any resolutions this year.

It's either self acceptance or you could say I'm just being lazy.
 Ready_Real
Joined: 12/30/2010
Msg: 32
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 1:48:10 PM
I resolve (maybe the 6th time will be the charm) to meet the last love of my life. Which would absolutely make me a better person in 2012
 Fifi47
Joined: 8/19/2004
Msg: 33
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 2:03:16 PM
I was thinking of maybe dyeing my hair platinum (kidding), will continue to improve my eating habits and try not to be a grouch in the morning before the caffeine kicks in.
 zippytwo
Joined: 6/7/2006
Msg: 34
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Posted: 1/1/2012 2:45:33 PM
Nope, stopped making New Year's resolutions....if I resolve to do something I'll just do it no matter what time of the year it is.
 madm4u
Joined: 4/25/2011
Msg: 35
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Posted: 1/1/2012 3:35:00 PM
I resolve to do one thing I have always wanted to do, but never bothered, each month.
Already booked January and february,laughter yoga this month (starting gently) and caving Feb.
So I resolve to have more fun this year!
 Glenoran1
Joined: 3/1/2009
Msg: 36
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 9:49:49 PM
Since I was 12, I've noticed things which need to be addressed and have done so. It's a continual work-in-progress as things come up and I recognize them. Sort of like the layers of an onion, getting closer to the core.

But I have been going to bed very late and getting up late, which cuts into the realistic time when I would be doing productive endeavours. So as of today, I've set the clock to get up at a reasonable hour, and will go to bed earlier, too. I may be retired, but I still have lots I can accomplish, and being lazy would just get in the way.

I've also started researching on the Internet the best art medium to use for the drawings I wish to paint, and art tips and tricks, etc. I've been using oils but they may not be the best choice, and I also haven't painted in 6 or more years. Time to get back at it.

But first ... I have a website for Glenora which I promised to redo in its entirety, so I'll get that done first, and do painting research in between website-design stints.

That plus the other things I'm into (gardening, orcharding, photography, etc.) should keep me out of mischief.
 LAgoodguy
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 37
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 1/1/2012 11:10:54 PM
If you need to wait for the new year to change something or do something. Then you would fail at it. If you want something then do it let it be the new year or the middle of the year, Just do it. Then there are somethings that you cant change no matter what. Ever heard the saying only the grave would straighten the hunchback....
 nvc7213
Joined: 10/17/2010
Msg: 38
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Posted: 1/3/2012 9:02:11 PM
here,here thats what i was gonna say, or maybe thought and hoped someone else would post it for me
 BLONDE_ANGEL845
Joined: 6/30/2012
Msg: 39
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 12/31/2012 3:36:12 PM
Since last year I made many changes & experienced things both good & bad & am looking forward to a new year!!!
Hope everyone has a fun & safe evening!!!!!!!!!!!!
 CaptainAmericaOO7
Joined: 11/5/2012
Msg: 40
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Posted: 12/31/2012 6:09:08 PM
New Year's resolutions? I make resolutions all the time. I don't need a particular day to do it.

I resolved to do a course. It starts in 2 weeks. This is not a New Year's resolution. I booked it a month ago.

I resolved to lose weight. I have and while it goes up and down, the general trend is down.
 dennigrain
Joined: 12/23/2012
Msg: 41
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Posted: 12/31/2012 6:24:44 PM
i think the axiom "accept a person for who they are" should be a resolution for everyone to ignore. the reason relationships are coming to a screeching dead end is simply because many keep saying and doing as if those actions alone were actually true. spent my whole like in self progression researching expert advice and adjusting for appropriate healthy living. those who stand by the simple profession of "this is who i am", with never a self question or relevant research to discover if they are actually healthy, will most likely have the same relationships, over and over and over. or, in the very near future find themselves on a long empty road. yes, male and female alike. how about self progression to just feel better about yourself. once that starts to become part of the day to day you may find yourself in a very different, pleasant, kind of company.

happy days ahead and watch the clock turn tonight thinking about the possibilities for your emotional well being. :)
 SWEET_MAVERICK
Joined: 9/28/2013
Msg: 42
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Posted: 11/25/2013 6:35:41 AM
The only thing I did thus far is to draw up a budget for 2014 & I actually enjoyed doing it, LOL

It's nice not to have debt per se, you don't have that drowning, sinking feeling. Good to have financial goals even if something small, like banking 10% of your income.
 Paderic
Joined: 2/23/2010
Msg: 43
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Posted: 11/25/2013 6:55:11 AM
It's funny to see all your previous usernames in these threads.

FWIW, I put the maximum into my 401K every year. I also have a nice rainy day fund. I swore off consumer debt 25 years ago. Nothing to change on that front, my retirement will be well funded. Now I just need to concentrate on living that long...
 DragonBits
Joined: 1/6/2012
Msg: 44
New Year's Resolutions:if we haven't changed by NOW, will we ever?
Posted: 11/25/2013 7:19:40 AM
I change all the time.

Lost my hair, gained a little weight, got gray, need stronger glasses.
 elmuchoburrito
Joined: 8/27/2013
Msg: 45
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Posted: 11/25/2013 8:01:56 PM
I resolved long ago not to make New Years Resolutions
it was surprisingly easy to keep
 jlynn1955
Joined: 8/24/2012
Msg: 46
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Posted: 12/10/2013 9:55:58 AM
I don't make Resolutions anymore. Stopped a long time ago. I do set goals. I consider myself, even at my age, a work in progess. I want to expand my comfort zone and try new things. I think I can always improve myself.

This next year I want to: join a bowling league, get back in to church, get out and about more. Get back to walking/biking at the gym. New glasses. Get teeth fixed. Save money. I can do these things. Some I meant to do this year and didn't. They have a higher priority this time.

In 2013 I lost my dad and one of my dogs. My sister was badly hurt when she was hit by a car. I finally was able to buy new hearing aids. That was a HUGE thing. I went to new places. I met new people. I developed closer relationships with many of my friends. Took a cruise at Thanksgiving. Taking an awesome trip at Christmas.
 c_deacon
Joined: 3/13/2005
Msg: 47
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Posted: 12/10/2013 3:07:52 PM
I find most people will only make significant changes when life altering things happen to them, like a illness, cancer, bankruptcy, foreclosure, death of a child or significant other, family member or very close friend.

Most people stay within their boundary of comfort level that they have always had, or had for a significant amount of time, and will not move out of it to change until life changes it for them. There are no New Year Resolutions for me, but as jlynn stated, I set goals for me and they do not have to start at the beginning of a new year, but when that goal is needed for me to keep myself safe, sound, and improving as wanted.

I walk the path in front of me, and it is not a super highway all paved and flat, but a path that is traveled much less frequently, with bumps and holes in it and constantly turning right and left, up and down, and forces me to decide which way to go and why........I guess that is called the journey and not the destination, and that is my goal to enjoy.

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 BLoNDeANGeL845
Joined: 6/10/2014
Msg: 48
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Posted: 12/7/2014 12:45:31 PM
I set some specific goals annually & like looking back & seeing that they were accomplished.

Nice to have a list & check it off & see how far you have actually come!
 moonbeamlover
Joined: 5/3/2014
Msg: 49
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Posted: 12/7/2014 12:56:25 PM
I don't think it's so much the sake of change (though some goals are always good)...

But self reflection and taking stock of whether a person's still vibrant and growing or stagnant and settling is a good thing...

I am one of those people who think a person does not stay where they are; they either regress or grow. So why not find areas where growth would be beneficial, examine habits to see if any bad habits need to be focused on and broken, and maybe start some good habits to improve a person's life experience?

It can't be a bad thing; whether a person does it for only the reflection; or does actually WORK at said goals...
 Maleman999
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 50
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Posted: 12/7/2014 2:38:17 PM

So why not find areas where growth would be beneficial...


I've been trying with the growth process, but haven't succeeded. I still haven't got a winning lottery ticket, so my bank account is stagnant and not growing. I'm settling for a mediocre bank balance.
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