MOST common New year resolutions of bloggers: Blog more !

I’ve been reading New Year’s resolutions for the last 2 days and here are my observations:

Most common New Year Resolutions and interesting commonalities among resolvers:

1. Blogging more/every day/consistently etc.

Almost every blogger have that in their lists.

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2. Weightloss

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Interesting that most of the resolvers did not decide how much to lose. Therefore it is a wish, not a goal.

3. Drinking more water

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JUST WATER NO FUN-NO SUCCESS FEELING

This is a habit to be developed. Try doing it for 1 month and there: You have a new habit. It is neither challenging nor fun. Therefore I don’t think this will work for anyone as a resolution because developing this as a habit will not make a person feel successful.

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FUN + WATER

A goal should be challenging and fun that you stick to it. Read more about goals vs wishes

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FUN + WATER + SUCCESS because girls are looking 🙂

4. Eating healthy

Most of the resolvers admit that they ate lots of junk and got drunk on New Year’s Eve.

5. Finishing school/graduation etc.

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6. Fitness/jogging/sports

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I will run all year!

The bloggers in this group are very specific about their goals in miles/day or miliseconds.

7. Finishing “Once started” projects, mostly being postponed to 2015 from 2014 or earlier.

Sometimes giving up is a good decision. I’ve even made that a goal/project 🙂

I recommend giving up rather than feeling failed all the time. Read more about giving up as a goal itself.

8. Reading

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I realized that most of the bloggers who wrote this as a resolution are also happen to be book buying addicts like me, which lead them another resolution “Buy less books, first read what you already bought” I loved this. Since I have the same addiction, this is how I stopped it: Blogging more. So this leads to the most common resolution 🙂

Please don’t get me wrong. I just wanted to add some humor 🙂

I really love reading blogs, please keep writing…

Alex

Why New Year’s resolutions do not work but goals do?

Hey all,

As a psychologist and a former 10+ yrs experienced Project Manager in Consulting and a woman who really sucks at resolutions 😛 I want to address the ultimate 01.01.2015 problem:

Why New Year’s resolutions do not work but goals do?

1. New year resolutions do not have deadlines or project plans.

If you do not have a plan or deadline, you will always have tomorrow, next week or month to do it.

Regardless of when you start, you should know when to finish. Also, you should have a roadmap to follow. Roadmaps and deadlines can be modified. There are no rules. But, they should be set.

2. New year resolutions are not clear. 

Do more of this, do less of this are not clear. Define more and less. Use percentages, numbers, counts.

Spend more time with family is not a clear goal. It is a wish. Set the goal with clarity. Spend 2 hours of quality time with family? Not there yet. Define quality time. What do you consider as high or low quality? Maybe you should ask your family and gather more data on clarifying what to do in that 2 precious hours.

3. New year resolutions are too hard to reach because they include changing habits or personality.

Becoming more patient organized cannot be a goal as it is strongly linked to your personality. Do not waste time changing it. It never works.

In order to set a clear goal, discover why you want to be more patient or organized. Where will you use it? Will it contribute your success in your business, your relationships? Then, why don’t you set success in your business or relationships as a goal rather than changing yourself, change your relation quality.

Love,

Alex