The other day, I shared a few "yeah right" resolutions on Twitter. And a couple of the regular twitter-verse chimed in too. Most everyone joked about cutting out coffee--in fact, the idea of giving up coffee prompted the "yeah right" resolution discussion.
In a post called 10 Reasons Not To Make New Year's Resolution This Year, Jeffrey Strain of the Saving Advice blog wrote a post blasting the whole tradition of creating New Years resolutions. One of his major critiques is that people make resolutions like they're writing down a wish list--resolutions should be attainable goals. And when you decide on a goal for yourself, you should start immediately.
So today is the day. What resolutions, err, goals do I have for the coming year?
Here's the short list:
- Eat healthy. To me, diet is another four-letter word. So I normally ignore it. This year, I want to focus on eating healthy.
- Substitute tea for my morning coffee.
- Post often. I decided to participate in blog365. That's the goal--let's see if I can do it.
- Start saving. I've been out of college for a few months now and it's time to start putting some mullah away.
- I've chosen a small amount I can squirrel away each month in a high interest savings account. Every month.