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New Year Goals 2009

I hate the term New Years resolution. I don't know why, maybe because the term has become almost meaningless. It seems that 90% of people make the same ones: lose weight, save money, eat out less. I used to do it to, until one year I just decided to say screw it. It's not that resolutions are bad, but deciding to set a date for a lifestyle change (which all of these things require) is not a good idea. Last year I decided in March that I wanted to get healthy, on December 1st I had lost 20lbs, overhauled my diet, and was routinely exercising. The holiday season hasn't helped those things, but I'm already getting back on track this week. This taught me that "big" life changes need to come when your ready and that the New Year is generally not the right time, for me at least.

Of course as I say this, I have a list of things I want to do this year. I'm calling them goals, not resolutions, and sticking with things that can be done in a short amount of time. Here is my list, we'll see how many I can check of by next December.

How about you, do you have any New Year Goals?


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