What’s your New Year’s resolution?

By on December 30, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Posted in: Safety and Insurance Issues

Well, it’s New Year’s resolution time again. Whatever shall I resolve to do in 2011? Yeah, I could stand to lose a few pounds and make a healthier lifestyle choice here and there, but what fun is that? I’m much more inclined to make my usual resolution; one I’ve had little trouble keeping for many years now.

I resolve to eat and drink whatever I want without fretting about calories, and to continue to quit smoking – which I did in the mid-1970s, so I like my chances there.

I realize many of you are going to set your sights a little higher than that, and I’m here to help – with something other than “diet and exercise” advice. Here are some less-conventional  suggestions for your consideration:

  1. Be more cheerful. It costs nothing to beam a smile in the direction of those you meet every day, and it’ll make you and them feel better.
  2. Count your blessings. If you stop and think about it, you probably have a lot more of them than you realize.
  3. Don’t leave money on the table. For example, check with your insurance company to make sure you’re getting all the discounts you deserve.
  4. Practice the fundamentals. Look both ways before stepping into the street. Obey speed limits. Buckle up. Lock your car and your home every time you leave them, even for just a few minutes. Pull over if you need to use your cell, and never text while driving.
  5. Live and let live. We’re all struggling to make our way in this world, and each of us has our own definition of success and our own path to walk to get there. Yours is going to be different from mine, and as long as we respect each other, that’s OK.

That’s enough of my ideas for now. What’s your plan to make 2011 better than 2010?

22 responses to “What’s your New Year’s resolution?

  1. Mike W says:

    I’m going to try to do a push up.

  2. Nichole L says:

    I’m gone try harder to save money instead of buying shoes.

  3. Robin says:

    To remember that the glass is half full and not half empty.

  4. angela phillips says:

    I AM GOING TO TRY TO BE MORE LAID BACK ABOUT THINGS THAT I GET EXCITED AND UPSETABOUT NOW. LESS STRESS AND NOT SO MUCH WORRYING ABOUT EVRYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE WORLD TODAY. THAT WILL HOPEFULLY MAKE ME A BETTER MORE CONFIDENT PERSON IN THE LONG RUN.

  5. Charles says:

    Lose weight
    Pay off a chunk of debt
    Do things that make me happy

  6. Shelly says:

    I resolve to be more thankful for each new day, my job, the roof over my head, the food on my table and most importantly, my friends and family. 
    My life would stink without these things.

  7. Patrick says:

    Not to dissapoint myself by making arbitrary resolutions.

  8. jessica says:

    I resolve to play the lottery till i win

  9. Sherri Keller says:

    A friend of mine told me to make yearly themes instead of resolutions as those are easy to break. My 2011 theme is grace. For example, to have grace underpressure. Instead of forcing things, being graceful and thinking first. It’s really like being mindful of my actions, their impacts, and not reacting. Here’s to being graceful – I will be proud of myself the more I incorporate this into my year.

    What is your theme?

  10. Trick says:

    I resolve to be a bigger jerk than I was in 2010 and continue to alienate friends and family until I am completely alone and bitter.

  11. amy says:

    Less spending for me!!

  12. Rodney Moore says:

    To be a better example for my children.

  13. DAN says:

    congratulations trick!! appears you are well on the way to reaching your goal!

  14. Ryan says:

    I want to solve more mysteries in 2011

  15. Patrick says:

    I resolve to be a bigger jerk than I was in 2010 and continue to alienate friends and family until I am completely alone and bitter.

    Yay, apparently we are brethren souls! 

  16. Carol says:

    Save More.  I set a retirement date last birthday- something incredibly empowering.  Also life changing, now before I purchase something I say “will I need this in 7 years?”  I have enough shoes and clothes to last the next 7 years, in fact, I am hoping they’ll wear out so I won’t have to move this stuff when I move to Florida! 

  17. Lorie says:

    I like the Beam A Smile suggestion you made.  I’m going with that one.  :)

  18. Cyndi says:

    My New Years resolution is to put myself first more often. For the past 5 years I have put my children first and don’t get much “me” time…now is the time for ME!!!

  19. kim says:

    i actually want to lose weight, exercise, and have a healthier lifestyle.

  20. Chris says:

    My goal for the new year is to do more spiritually and devote more time to my wife and family. Knocking a few pounds off and lifting more weights are also on the agenda…

  21. scot says:

    12 days in i already broke all mine :(

  22. DAWN says:

    MY GOAL IS TO BUY A HOUSE THIS YEAR, WHICH MEANS SAVING MONEY TO REACH THAT GOAL!