2010 Resolutions-why do we do this?

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I better start this post with IMHO: A Resolution shouldn't be made just because everyone else is making them! Last year my resolutions actually happened! I made them for personal reasons, gave myself a plan and made them happen. I even held myself accountable and kept track in a diary. Not a book anyone else would want to read but, it worked for me.

  • I lost 20 pounds with more focus than determination
  • Spent more time with the family
  • Sorted and cleared "stuff" in the house
  • Decided that I wanted one particular job and gave it a lot of attention-I may know more next week, then there will be a blog post before the beginning of February about how to get your dream job-maybe!
  • I even cleared out my closet! (Paring down is good for the mind too!) 

This year I am having trouble coming up with many resolutions that I want to make happen! So today I googled for a list of ideas. So funny (odd funny-not haha) that most all of them started with the weight issues. (I lost 20 pounds last year!) Maybe I'm just to sleepy today to make those plans. Maybe after I finish the work that is planned for the day I'll just make a list and then make the plans tommorrow! (Resolutions are work-is that why a lot of us don't reach that weight loss goal? I have my business goals those are always easy to do-Practice makes perfect! 18 years January 2nd.

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/health/blogs/join-a-green-new-years-challenge

Then I found this link and thought-hmmm I have been telling myself that I am interested in a greener life perhaps there are things on this list that I really could get motivated about. I don't believe that the government should be in charge of keeping Mother Nature happy-that is partly my job and maybe yours if you care to play outside! That doesn't mean that the city council can't get involved-I'd love to see them lead by example and I live in a city that sends me a GREENER LIFE calendar every year and has their city employees driving Prius cars. They are surrounding us with the ideas that we should be thinking about anyway. When you are immersed in the concepts of keeping the world a better place it starts to seep into your bones. My grandmother had a lot of these ideas too. We lost them in 2 generations. Whoa! I want them back! So this next spring-I am planting a garden and hoping to get my youngest daughter to help and eat from it! I don't like styrofoam anyway-I can lose that. I do recycle and can compost-heaven knows there are enough leaves in the backyard to make a layer! I have this little triangle of earth that would grow some wonderful flowers if I just fed it a bit so the egg shells and teabags are going right there for now. I'll let you know how it goes and you may even get some flower photos in the spring.

Maybe the answer to why we do this is we talk ourselves into it? I'm starting to feel it now! How about you? Here's one that I will have to work on:

  1. Learn to write shorter but still effective sentences for blogging, tweeting and microblogging

Have an incredible year! New decade too! Remember Y2K? and we thought that was going to be so scary!

 

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Doris Barnett NAR Certified e-PRO Trainer

RE/MAX Associates of Dallas 

1221 Abrams #130

Richardson, TX 75081

972-907-0000 x 212

 

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Rainer
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Charlie Gantz
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Congratulations on keeping your last year's resolutions.  Most of us can't last even 30 days.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Dec 31, 2009 02:50 AM #1
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Thanks, that was me without the book! I may be more visual than I thought! Usually I am a hearing kind of person-passed every test ever taken that way. No studying unless on tape! Except for the formulas of course. Math doesn't translate well in words. HA

Dec 31, 2009 03:09 AM #2
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You are one of the few who kept your resolution  Congratulatios.  Now if only I had a little more willpower :-)

Dec 31, 2009 03:27 AM #3
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Just give yourself the focus it requires. I wrote everything down. The food stuff was a pain but when you do it it shows you very quickly where your pounds are coming from! I learned how to eat! really surprising-the family hates that I can quote the calories and remind them they need to burning it off if they eat it up! It also lets you eat some favorites sometimes. I can now appreciate a half cup of ice cream for every bite instead of the 1-1/2 cups that used to be normal!

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