Get Specific (and Realistic) If You Want to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is past and New Year’s is upon us. With the New Year comes the avalanche of New Year’s resolutions. We claim that this will be the year we lose weight, get our finances in order, and find the path to happiness. We start out all gung-ho in January but have fallen off the wagon by February. When our lives are exactly the same at the end of the year, we look back with regret. Then we start the cycle over the next New Year. Why? Because most of our resolutions are half-baked ideas that we aren’t prepared to tackle in any sort of realistic fashion. We go off on a lunatic quest to lose three hundred pounds in two weeks or to save $1,0


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2 Responses to Get Specific (and Realistic) If You Want to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions

  1. Eliza says:

    This is a great article and I am going to work hard to cut our grocery bill by 20% by cooking double meals and freezing half. Also, I am not spending a nickle on anything other than essentials for a whole month to start 2011 out financially strong.

  2. Kelly says:

    Christmas was so stressful, again! We used Elfster again for our family’s secret santa draw for the adults and for all the nieces and nephews on my husband’s side of the family. This year I want to convince my side of the family to use Elfster for all the nieces and nephews to draw names for gift giving. Our children are the youngest in the group and I want them to learn to appreciate a few gifts for the holidays, rather than expecting to receiving something from each family. My resolution is to kick off the name drawing in July and reduce holiday stress.

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