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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    I have a whole list of resolutions this year

    Take control of our financial crisis and agressively work to fix it
    including:
    Restrict all eating out/Getting takeaway to 2 times a month.
    (unless the inlaws are treating us )

    Drink more water

    Work harder to control/fix my depression and temper

    Spend less time online and watching TV in the evenings when the kids go to bed
    and more time doing "real life" activities

    Keeping on top of housework, reading, playing scrabble with Mr Nerd...

    "Play" with my children more.
    I have a terrible inability to understand how to play with the boys.
    I know how to love them, take care of them, provide for them.
    But when it comes to playing with them, or trying to do children activities I feel like a computer that never had those programs installed.
    Sometimes I even find it downright unpleasent.

    Put some "In love" back into my "I love you"s with Mr Nerd
    It's been too many years with us as Roomates/Best friends/Co-parents

    And one final thing I would like to do this year: (when I can)
    is to take on 1 project that scares me.
    Meaning, a project that I constantly fantasize about, and think "gee I could do that. And I totally would, "but".." But the real truth is that the "but" is just my way of making excuses, so I don't ever have to go out of my comfort zone. I have a habit of only attempting things I know I'll be good at because I am so afraid to fail. I think I'll start small... But still.
    It might be good for me to experience the terror/thrill of doing something new.


    My main resolution I suppose, will be to stick to my list!

    I am definately a list, chart and graph person. I need to have all of the information right there at a glance
    and update it every time there is even a minor change. With so much to keep track of, it's the only way I can keep it all straight and stop having things fall through the cracks. To help me I actually emailed the Financial and budgeting charts to my husband at work and had him print them out and bring them home to hang up on the wall. It's a lot harder to ignore or forget something when it's staring you in the face.
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    Last year, my resolution was to get serious about dieting and exercising. I'm still working on that one but I made pretty good strides this year!

    In 2014, I want to continue my diet and also work really hard on getting my credit card debt paid off. I'm going to start planning purchases ahead and asking myself a few questions, like do I really need it? Do I have to have it now or can I wait a few weeks or months to get it? Is there something less expensive or something I already own that I can use instead? I'm hoping to stop spending money a few dollars here, a few dollars there, one frivolous overspend here, one spontaneous purchase there and gradually start saving enough money to pay off my debt. I'll have so much less stress without financial issues hanging over me!
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    I don't do New Year's Resolutions. I know, you may think I'm being negative or an old stick in the mud for saying this, but if that's what I am, then I own it & am fine with it.
    I think New Year's Resolutions are just setting yourself up for failure. People put lofty goals on themselves, often saying they are going to do something they haven't been able to do for many years, if not their whole lives. Then when they slip, they figure they broke their Resolution & out the window it goes.

    The way I look at it, if you really are going to accomplish something or change yourself, you should already be doing it without a day or Resolution to bring it on.
    That way, when you slip, you aren't breaking anything, so you just get back on track & keep on trying 'till it sticks.
    Plus the public announcement of a New Year's Resolution makes you feel ashamed & like a failure if it doesn't stick.

    A private decision to change something doesn't do that. No excuses, no failures, no explainations, just keep on trying 'till you get where you want to be or do what you want to do.
    There are enough things in life to bring me down. I don't need to set myself up for more.
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    I don't usually do New Year's resolutions. My diet last year wasn't a planned resolution. It just happened to happen around that time.

    I just wanted to set a goal for myself this year to start the year off right.

    I don't have quite as pessimistic view about setting goals. I don't think it necessarily sets you up for failure. And even if you do struggle, you at least might get farther than you would have if you hadn't made a point to concentrate on your goals. For instance, a C student might resolve to make all A's. Maybe they'll fall short and earn some A's and some B's, but they at least made improvements on the C's they had been getting!
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    One of the easier resolutions I want to make for next year is to get rid of the majority of emails I end up not reading anyway.

    You buy one thing from a website and you end up on every mailing list they have. It takes time, patience and good eyesight to find the part of the email that says "unsubscribe" but logging on - especially this time of year - and finding 50 new emails is ridiculous, especially when 45 of them aren't even from a REAL PERSON.

    A little bit of spring cleaning - electronically speaking.
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    My resolutions this year are to lose weight and do a better job keeping my condo clean and organized. I made up a list of diet guidelines today and I already made up a chore list a few weeks ago so now I just have to stick to the plan.

    I'm going to try to eat more raw fruits and vegetables, poultry and fish, and whole grain products and try to avoid processed foods and food with sugar and sodium added. No soft drinks. To deal with cravings, I'm going to write down what I'm craving and then once a week I can choose one item from my craving list to eat.

    For chores, I have a few things listed as daily chores, like washing dishes, scooping cat litter, and making the bed, then each day of the week I have a different priority area to clean. One day I'll spend 30 minutes cleaning the living room, another day I'll spend 30 minutes cleaning out my car, etc. I'm going to try to get everything organized a little at a time and then keep it neat and clean instead of letting everything go until it becomes too overwhelming for me to deal with.

    I almost forgot another resolution and it's important, too! I'm going to try my hardest to stop complaining so much and to stop talking about myself in general. I need to learn to carry the conversation, too, and not always rely on someone else to ask me questions. I feel like I'm too self-centered and too negative and I don't want to be perceived that way. I've got to find a way to change.
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    Mine isn't so much a resolution as a rededication... to eat lean and healthy with mostly greens and beans, fruits, a few whole grains (really whole grains), oatmeal, a little fish, and nuts. Exercise every day (which I already do, but gets harder in winter). I spent much of the day cleaning out the fridge, taking leftover rich food to the compost pile, some stuff to the freezer for later, and made a big salad. Tomorrow I'll make my crockpot veggie soup and eat that until it runs out and then fast for a day or two to cut the sugar addiction I've been building since Halloween. Then I'll keep a food journal until I'm sure I'm on an even keel.
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    No resolutions for me, unless "keep doing what you're doing" is a resolution. I've never made a NY resolution that I've kept, so I don't make them any more. It's like putting off a diet until Monday. ANY day is a great day to change

    January is a slow month for my business, so I just have a nice, long to-do list to get through.
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    Re: New Year's Resolutions

    I have a late resolution to add. I'd like to learn how to control my temper better and have more poise. I like to think of myself as a nice person but when I have to call customer service to discuss a billing or service issue, I turn into the Tasmanian Devil and I'm such a bitch, I make myself cringe. I guess it's just insecurity that makes me that way but I need to learn how to turn the devil button off so I can discuss the problem like a mature adult and come to a pleasant resolution of the issue.

    This morning I was figuring out my bills for my upcoming paycheck and noticed that my cable bill was way more than it normally is. It could have been from a late charge for last month (I paid at 5pm the day the bill was due because I was waiting for my paycheck to be direct deposited) or a service call ( I had to call the cable company out because my service was messing up and replacing the box didn't fix the problem). I called the cable company and it ended up they charged me $50 for the service call. I got mad because I had been told that if the problem was something I could have fixed on my own (like the cables being faulty or connected wrong), I would be charged but if it was something I couldn't have fixed on my own. there would be no charge. There ended up being 5 issues, none of which were my fault, and the technician who came out didn't indicate that there would be any charge. The girl I spoke to on the phone took off the $50 charge and after I hung up, I felt bad about how nasty I'd been to her. I didn't mean it but something just took over me!

    I don't even know where to start in fixing this problem. I know that I get huffy in a hurry but how do I calm myself down in the moment and stay a nice person while trying to resolve the problem? I guess I'll try searching the internet to look for tips, or if any of you have any suggestions for me, you can post them or send them to me by private message.
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