I think the IDEA of New Year’s Resolutions is a great one. Most of the time these are motivated by the best of intentions… losing weight, eating healthier, traveling more, whatever… but most of us, myself included, tend to “forget” those resolutions before the calendar flips to February. Since you probably shared those resolutions with your spouse, significant other, your mother and your friends, you know SOMEONE is going to razz you about your failure… I have the solution... make sure you include a disclaimer or qualifier so you can claim that you never made it a certainty that you would lose weight, or even take steps to do it… here’s an example:
I LOVE doughnuts… when someone brings in doughnuts to the radio station, whether it is those silly “donettes” you can buy in the grocery store or the ones that come from the doughnut shop down the street… I… CAN’T… RESIST!
So suppose I want to make a resolution to curtail my doughnut intake in 2012, but I want to give myself an out when I eventually fail? Here’s the solution…. instead of saying “I resolve to eat fewer donuts in 2012″ say something like “This is the year I’m going to think about eating fewer doughnuts!”
See…. the “This is the year” part completely distracts the “I’m going to think about” part… nice, right? The key is to say it with some panache’ and enthusiasm!
Or how about “I resolve to not eat any more donuts in 2012….*MUMBLE AS YOU WALK AWAY*” The mumbled part can be “than I did in 2011″ or "this week” or “right now” (that last one is handy if you’re caught with doughnut in hand…)
So there you have it. I’m going to make a bold resolution for 2012:
I RESOLVE TO EAT MORE OR LESS DONUTS IN 2012 THAN I DID OR DID NOT EAT IN 2011! (That about covers it… right?)
What's your big resolution for 2012? Are you making a plan to help yourself keep it? Sound off in the comments, or on our facebook page @ facebook.com/lite975!