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"By New Years" resolutions

Friday, November 06, 2020

Holy cripes! New Years Day is only 8 weeks from today!

I've decided to make some By New Years resolutions - goals to be reached by January 1, 2021. The ones I make on New Years Day are usually grand and often soon forgotten. Setting goals to reach over the course of an entire year is too daunting. Nomally I resolve to "gain less than 50 pounds, smoke less than 3 packs a day, and stop doing heroine at lunch" because, heck, why set yourself up for failure???

But a couple "by New Years" resolutions set in early November sound very doable. So here goes...

I can now run a 5k pretty comfortably. By running every other day until 2021 I resolve to have completed at least one 8k run.

Based on my 5 months of loosing 1.5 pounds a week, I resolve to lose 12 more pounds by 2021. This'll mean I'll start the year at 166.

I resolve to make all my Christmas gifts except those that I might buy from other crafts people in my circle.

Once a week, for the next 8 weeks, I resolve to write and mail one real live letter (in cursive).

By the end of 2020 I resolve to have made myself new kitchen curtains. I have all the fabric I just need a couple pieces of hardware, a modicum of ambition, and then Merry Christmas ME!

By the end of 2020 I will have thought out and perfected a New Year's Resolution for 2021. Maybe not 12 goals but a set of foundational principles on which I will base 2021. I have so much room for improvement, the possibilities for 2021 are boundless!

That's a good list. I could come up with dozen more like making my bed, drinking 8+ cups of water, and flossing my teeth but they are more daily goals than By New Years resolutions.

What about you? Do you have an "By New Years" resolutions?

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    I don't have any, but it is food for thought. 😸
    219 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    Awesome goals to begin a new year! All the best!
    219 days ago
  • LORI-K
    These are great goals to propel you through to the end of the year! You’re well on your way to achieving them.

    I have a by NYE goal but I am keeping it under my hat for now. I will reveal i’m time, but for now, working hard toward the goal.

    Thank you for sharing. You’ve got this.
    220 days ago
    Those sound like doable goals. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to think on it. But I would say, run another 5k in Nov and Dec each and get strength training in 3 times a week and actually LOSE weight by the end of the year. I'll aim for 5 lbs.

    220 days ago
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