Tonight, while out celebrating New Year's Eve, you're likely to get asked, "What's your New Year's resolution?" Whether it's due to curiosity, or just for conversation, people want to know.
If you can't think of any, here are the top ten resolutions in 2012:
- Lose weight
- Get organized
- Spend less, save more
- Enjoy life to the fullest
- Stay fit and healthy
- Learn something exciting
- Quit smoking
- Help others in their dreams
- Fall in love
- Spend more time with family
According to the list, making money and being healthy are important. As a matter of fact, all of the resolutions are admirable, except #9. Resolving to fall in love? How about dating until you find the right person? Let #9 take care of itself.
#10, spending more time with family, is troubling. It's troubling not only because it's on the list, but because it's at the bottom.
If there's a need to address something in life, why wait? What benefit is it to your kids if you wait until December 31st to decide to give them more time? Coupled with that the fact many resolutions last only a few weeks, and we're back to our old ways in no time.
New Year's is a great time to gather with friends, share a few drinks (or fewer drinks) and fond memories. It's not the time to better yourself. A New Year's resolution simply means many of us will go almost a year doing things we'd rather not be.
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