I don't like the words "New Years Resolutions" because they seem so black and white. Like you either do them and succeed or screw up and fail. Many a year I've promised myself to do all the cliche resolutions: lose weight, get more organized, save money, etc and have done ok for a couple of weeks and then just totally fell off the wagon. A few years ago I decided that I preferred to have goals for the new year. Things that I could work on and have in mind, but that if I mess up I don't just throw in the towel because I didn't fulfill the resolution. I like the idea of using the beginning of a new year as a new beginning to try to improve things about myself, I just don't want the pressure of a resolution to have to live up to.
That being said...here are some goals I have for 2009 in no particular order of importance:
-Drink more water
-Make some positive steps in the direction of figuring out what my next career move will be
-Start learning Spanish
-Spend more time with friends and family
-Focus on things that make me happy, avoid things that don't
I think that's good for a start. I don't want to put too much pressure on myself as then I won't work towards any of these goals.
Happy 2009 everyone!