Did you know that statistically, over 40% of the people who set New Years Resolutions abandon them within the first thirty days? As I mentioned in a a previous post, Resolutions or Goals, I tend to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-targeted) goals rather than resolutions.
I also mentioned that one of my goals was a revamp of this site. As you can see, I’ve accomplished that (with a little help from my friend Greg). Now that January is almost over, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at goals again. But before I do, I thought I’d ask, do you know what the top 10 resolutions for 2012 were? I do…
- Lose Weight
- Get Organized
- Spend Less, Save More
- Enjoy Life to the Fullest
- Staying Fit and Healthy
- Learn Something Exciting (New)
- Quit Smoking
- Help Others in Their Dreams
- Fall in Love
- Spend More Time with Family
- I thought it was interesting that more people resolved to lose weight than resolved to spend more time with their families. Hopefully, all the plus size resolution makers are already spending time with their families, and their families (and a desire for health) is what prompted that goal.
I don’t know.
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In 2012, we (Hubs and I) want to… Be more creative with our kids. You’ve seen (in the last few days) where creativity can take us, and frankly, we like it. We get a kick out of doing projects with them, and whether painting or baking, they enjoy it, too. We want our kids to look back one day and say, “Mom and Dad took time.”
- Good luck, with the contest and your resolutions!