New Year’s Resolutions – filling in the blanks

Happy new year!


I saw this little meme over at Just Flourishing (who saw it at Non-Society, and it’s originally from the Chicago Tribune ).

The author says:

"To help us pursue our better life, I’ve devised the following resolutions form. It’s based on the premise that the most successful resolutions are specific. Each entry asks for one, and only one, answer. If you accomplish all of these you will be entitled forevermore to let yourself be."

One thing I will learn: I want to learn Spanish. I also want to brush up on my Italian, German, and French.

One place I will go: I want to go to Hawaii (honeymoon?), Japan, or somewhere in the Caribbean. If I get to one of those places I’ll be very pleased.

One habit I will break: Snapping at people. Sometimes when I get very comfortable with someone (my family, Bobby, etc…) I get snappy when I’m annoyed. Have to work on this.

One habit I will cultivate: Patience.

One work habit I will change: Procrastination.

One thing I’ll eat more often: Healthy fried rice. I think this is my new favorite food.

One thing I’ll eat less: Meat.

One thing I’ll drink more: Kombucha.

One thing I’ll drink less: Diet soda in general.

One resentment I’ll get over: Yup yup, this one is secret.

One person I’ll treat more respectfully: Secret too. But I know exactly who this is.

One thing I’ll spend less money on: Things I don’t need/clutter/things that I buy just because they are on sale.

One thing I’ll spend less time doing: Ruminating.

And a thing I’ll spend more time doing: Hanging out with Bobby AND yoga.

One resolution I’ve made before but will honor this time because I really do believe that with a little effort life can be better: I know this one – but it’s personal! I hope it works.

What are YOURS?