New Year's Resolutions and Doomed Attempts at Changing Your Life
But resolutions do not need to be grand and unattainable. Over at Disaboom, Vicki of Vicki's MS Path has an excellent post addressing some simple goals which everyone can accomplish year round.
Ask for Help * Smile * Don't Give Up - Make Today a Great Day
Thanks Vicki for some inspirational thoughts.
Maybe the best one -- the one we can all do -- is to resolve to make each day the best day possible. This is very personal, whether it means to try to get a step closer to achieving a special goal, to add a smile to someone else's day (and thereby smiling ourselves), or simply just making it through the day. Every day has the potential for being a great day. We have to approach it with the right attitude and be delighted even with small accomplishments.
That's a good beginning for this 2008.
Will I keep my resolutions? This is the hard part. Studies have determined that 63% of resolvers keep their resolutions for at least two months, but only 15% keep them for over a year. Another study reminds us it takes 21 days to make something a habit and six weeks to actually make it part of our personality.
If you slip, try again tomorrow. One slip doesn't mean it's over. [...] Give your resolutions a chance, after all, you made the resolution. If it's just impossible, remember January 17 is Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day.