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Seasonal Reflections: January
(Editor’s note: Warning! I think I knew two (three with some thought) and guessed correctly two more. See how you do by going to the next page)
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THE SEASONS: January Reflections originally written in 2011
The Rochford Life Guide to New Year Resolutions
So here we are in another New Year and, of course, ”New Year Resolutions”! Did you make some? Did you break them? I’m told that 30% of all resolutions are broken within the first week; the rest usually fold in less than a month. The following are some interesting’ and light-hearted New Year resolutions we’ve come across:
I've thought long and hard, and decided on my New Year's resolution. 1024x768." (Clever!)
Jeff, the owner of blog 'Weird Meat' has made a new resolution to eat as many "weird meats" as possible. In which some of them include raw yak, crickets, ostrich sandwich. (Yuck!)
I will find out why the correspondence course on "Mail Fraud" that I purchased never showed up. (Right!)
I will assume full responsibility for my actions, except the ones that are someone else's fault. (Oh yes!)
I will no longer
OK, but is there any point in making such resolutions? Well, whatever the answer, the fact is that many of us do make them! Somewhere deep within us, it seems, there is something that says ‘I want to be a better person / more healthy / fitter etc. etc. next year.’ So what could be some reasonable things to go for perhaps?
The crucial thing is to tailor-make your things for YOUR life. You may not need to lose weight or give up smoking, say. You may not be in debt or find yourself getting angry. Decide what you want to do, not what others say you ought to do. So look at yourself and decide: what are THE most important areas of your life where you’d like to bring change? Then comes the problem of keeping these resolutions!
So how might we keep some of these – the ones we decided to go for that is? Here’s a simple strategy that cuts down the odds of failure:
1. Write it down.
2. Have a calendar on the wall of the kitchen where you tick off the item each time.
3. Think about what else needs to change to achieve this as a regular thing – plan for it.
4. Share it with a friend – ask them to encourage you to continue it – perhaps they may want to do it as well.
5. Make it fun and not a drudge!