2008 New Year’s Resolutions
Ah yes, another year gone by, another year older, and once again time for the annual tradition many of us partake in: New Year’s Resolutions.
In the beginning of 2007, I tried my first resolution ever, to not have an alcoholic drink till the Super Bowl. Thought it’d be difficult, but it was actually quite manageable.
2008 will be different. I’m done with these “easy” resolutions. It’s time to gain more control of my life, my health, my time and my finances. This year has flown by, and I’m not so sure I took the best care of myself. I’m ready for major change.
Here is what I have outlined so far:
- No Alcohol: At first I was thinking.. “ok, instead of the Super Bowl, I’ll do the end of February.” My mind then saw St. Patrick’s Day soon after, and I said “Till St. Patty’s Day.” I don’t really drink on that day, so I picked the next significant date: Tax Day, April 15th. Seeing that this resolution is 105 days long, I will modify it slightly to allow for “three strikes.” I don’t intend on screwing up, but in case I win the lottery, I may want to have a drink to celebrate. I’ll update this resolution periodically.
- Reduced diet sodas/teas: Not sure I can totally eliminate it, but we’ve all seen the articles that say that diet soda actually makes you gain weight. When I realized yesterday that I drank an entire 12-pack of Diet Pepsi cans in one day, it was time to add some kind of control to what I consume. My goal is to drink either water or natural juices to quench my thirst. Cheaper and healthier.
- Periodic “Challenges”: Along the lines of Mary Carlomango’s book: Give It Up!: My Year of Learning to Live Better with Less, I will attempt to do something extra beneficial for 30 day periods. Check back on January 2nd to see my first challenge (hint: it will help me with my other resolutions.)
So what New Year’s resolutions do you have this year? Anything exciting and ground-breaking?