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The New Year is upon us, did you make a New Year's resolution?

New Year is usually a great time to reassess the past year and to create some goals and plans for the coming year's events. Everyone seems to have a different approach to the practice of New Year's resolutions. What do you and other SheSpeaks members want to achieve or change in 2008? If you’ve had some real success with a past years’ resolutions we’d love to hear your inspiring stories.

For some people New Year's resolutions can involve a very similar list each year. With renewed willpower and good intentions to stay the course for a healthier and more prosperous year ahead. For others, resolutions require a freshly numbered list of clear and achievable goals. It's very satisfying to achieve that goal and cross it from the list with a feeling of empowerment and motivation to tackle the next milestone resolution. Do you usually write a list or are you more inclined to take some time to think of a mental-list to help you start the year on the right path?

Do you share your resolutions with friends and family or post it somewhere visible? Does this help you to stay on track or have you found you achieve greater success if you keep your list to yourself?

If you answered ‘no’ in the poll perhaps you have never seen the point of creating a list of resolutions or maybe you constantly assess and reset goals in your life – all year round. Is that a successful strategy for your life?

Whatever your New Year's Resolutions we’d love to hear your comments.

We’d also like to wish all the SheSpeaks Members a very happy, healthy and successful 2008!

Yes, I made one and always/mostly stick to them (23.5%)

Yes, I made one but usually don't stick to them (28.2%)

Maybe (8.0%)

No (40.4%)

The New Year is upon us, did you make a New Year's resolution?
  • jessicamac By jessicamac
    on Dec 30, 2007  

    I love the idea of making resolutions but, I just can't seem to stick with them! I'm still trying to figure out how to do that!

  • aqfate100 By aqfate100
    on Dec 30, 2007  

    I'm good about keeping my resolutions, but mainly because I've learned to make them year-round. I still like making them in the beginning of the year because it feels like a fresh start, but I know my limits and I don't make extreme ones.

  • odaddie By odaddie
    on Dec 30, 2007  

    I plan to pay back all money i've borrowed from people.

  • aerisa By aerisa
    on Dec 30, 2007  

    If I write them down somewhere or tell other people my resolutions, I'm more likely to keep them, so that's what I do. It makes me feel like I'm held accountable for breaking them.

  • teacherslmf By teacherslmf
    on Dec 30, 2007  

    I never stick to my resolutions, so I tend not to make any more. I would like to find a resolution that is totally attainable and doable, instead of dooming myself to failure.

  • stormiedi By stormiedi
    on Dec 31, 2007  

    I think about them for several days before I make them and I usually stick to about half of what i make.

  • pewaniuk By pewaniuk
    on Dec 31, 2007  

    My last few resolutions have been to not make any more resolutions. It's just a set-up for failure!

  • poniap By poniap
    on Dec 31, 2007  

    I make new years resolutions every year and stick to them. I make a realistic resolution based on something important to me that I'd like to change and/or improve. Realistic is the Key ingredient for my success in sticking to it. Resolutions may relate to issues such as health, spending, travel plans, next year holidays, business. This year I am doing an inventory on all cleaning and cosmetic products. Out will the harsh and unhealthy and in with the green environmentally friendly.

  • deb31372 By deb31372
    on Dec 31, 2007  

    i make the resolutions and usually stick to them because i don't make it something big that way its easy to stick to it.

  • r7gon1 By r7gon1
    on Jan 01, 2008  

    I've never really made a New Year resolution but I think I will try it. Hopefully I can stick with it, my will power is very strong. I gave up drinking soda and haven't had any in 5 years, Now that was really hard to do!