January 3, 2008

TT #44


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13 of the MOST COMMON New Years resolutions

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

2. Fit in Fitness

3. Tame the Bulge

4. Quit Smoking

5. Enjoy Life More

6. Quit Drinking

7. Get Out of Debt

8. Learn Something New

9. Help Others

10. Get Organized

11. Find My Soul Mate

12. Find a Better Job

13. Go back to school

Let me add, these are not my resolutions. I dont believe in setting myself up for failure but this list is what most people strive for.There is something about self deprivation that turns my inner rebel into a seething monster. If you tell me I cant, Im gonna do it anyway just because...


34 comments:

Robin said...

I don't make official resolutions, but I do make good intentions. Most of those are on my "I hope to" list LOL.

Happy new year.

pjazzypar said...

I don't do resolutions either, but I wish you luck. Happy New Years and Happy TT.

ellen b. said...

Those are the popular ones for sure. It's amazing how many weight related commercials and work out commercials on tv this week! Happy 2008 to you...

Nicholas said...

I wonder which is the first one to be broken. #4 perhaps?

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a great list, Lori. I'm working on No. 7, too. If I take food out of the budget, I could be working on No. 2 at the same time!

No Nonsense Girl said...

my girl,

I wish you luck in everything you will do in 2008. :) You can do whatever!!!

Love, peace and joy!!!

Greatfullivin said...

I am not doing any of these. Well, I may do some but I am not committing to any of them. Well, I may commit to some of them but definately not all of them. Well, I might...oh never mind I am going to stick with being more decisive this year!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

Many of these are certainly on my personal list! Happy New Year and TT!

Jenny McB said...

These all look doable....better than my list of resolutions that I will never make.

So what do you think you would go back to school for? There are so many options out there now between online courses and community colleges. Even though I don't teach anymore, no regrets here from going back to school.

Hope you have a very happy New Year!

Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, quite a list. I just concentrate on one thing for the year. This year is "make good choices".

Malcolm said...

I'll bet that if someone was to make a list of New Year's resolutions that people fail to accomplish, it would be nearly identical to your TT. BTW, I like your theory as to why you don't make New Year's resolutions.

Lara Angelina said...

I think I've made all those resolutions one year or another! I like that resolution that you won't make any more resolutions! Still, a new year, a new start!!
Happy TT!

MondaythroughSunday said...

#10!!

The Gal Herself said...

#2, #7 and #10 are all on my list of things to do this year. Let's see how I do! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

armywife said...

that's really a lot to accomplish in one year. i prefer to set easier goals like get the mail more than once a week or do laundry before i run out of socks, etc.

happy TT

Lori said...

I'm with you, Lori. Later for making resolutions I know I'm not going to keep. I'd much rather spend my time eating chocolate (LOL).

susiej.com said...

Happy New Year -- these are noble goals.

Sarai said...

Okay well 1, 3, 5 and 8 are on my blog of resolution to keep this year damn it! Wish me luck!
http://www.saraij.blogspot.com

Cheerio said...

Don't make new year's resolutions anymore as I never followed them anyway.
By the way, I have been trying to get in touch with you but your email link seem not to work. If you don't mind can you email your address so I can email you who I am and I'm sure you know me.

Yuriko said...

They all sound so familiar! :( Each and every year too!

Shesawriter said...

I don't do resolutions either because I can never keep them. But hey, go for it. LOL!

Happy TT!
My Thursday Thirteen #6

damozel said...

My resolution is to enjoy my life more and to change myself to meet the expectations of others LESS. Vanity seems to be a bad reason to make a resolution....but some of these I could get behind. People who are in debt definitely DO need to get out of it, as I learned (thankfully) in my younger days...

13 Unresolved Issues from 2007

Yen said...

Good luck on everything for this year! And I hope you will find your soul mate sooner:) You will, you'll see;)
Thanks for sharing:)
My Thursday 13 is up as well! Happy New Year!

storyteller said...

Hmmm ... and to think, all I'd like to do is simplify my life. I hope 2008 brings peace, wonder, and joy!
Hugs and blessings,

Joyismygoal said...

I used to be that way don't dare tell me what to do bit now a days i kinda like it if I don't have to make all the decisions.

Janet said...

I don't do resolutions, but I do engage in positive thinking!

Thanks for visiting!

thrivingat30 said...

I know what you mean about wanting to rebel...kind of like when I'd give up ice cream for lent as a kid... Great TT!

www.mamapj.com

Pamela Kramer said...

I'm with you! I'm lucky to make one and stick to it - LOL.

xakara said...

I don't make resolutions, I make plans. And so far in the three years of making plans I've had a 90% success rate, so it's working.

Most of the things that don't get done involve money I don't have. But I place them on the list so that if cheaper/free ways come up I know where my focus is and can hone in on them.

Good luck to any of these on your personal list and those of others.

P.S. You've given me an idea for next week. I can do the most common resolutions, which have been on my own list in the past, and which I've accomplished to one degree or another.

katherine. said...

I'm really not one to resolve...smile...

Darla said...

LOL, Lori! That's so me--There is something about self deprivation that turns my inner rebel into a seething monster. If you tell me I cant, Im gonna do it anyway just because...

So instead of making New Year's resolutions, I view each morning, particularly Monday mornings, as a chance to make improvements. It seems to work better for me. :)

Happy 2008!

Chelle Y. said...

I think I had a few of those on my list! :)

Linda R. Moore said...

I have some goals set for this year, but not resolutions as such. A bit more flexibility is helpful. :)

That's what my TT is about.

Tink said...

I only make attainable resolutions! :-) Thanks for visiting my TT. Sorry I'm late in returning the favour!