New Year's Resolution

Towards the end of a year, many of us think of making a New Year's Resolution. It could be because we want to change something for the better, we were required in school to submit, or just for the heck of it.

For our understanding of what a New Year's Resolution is, here's a reliable reference.

What is a New Year's Resolution? According to Wikipedia:
A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year's Day and remain until fulfilled or abandoned. More socio-centric examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more economically or environmentally responsible. People may act similarly during the Christian fasting period of Lent, though the motive behind this holiday is more of sacrifice than of responsibility. The new year resolution is one example of the rolling forecast-method of planning. According to this method, plans are established at regular short or medium-term time intervals, when only a rough long-term plan exists.
We searched Google and one that comes out as the top advice on how to make a new year's resolution is "Think of doing something achievable". This should take out a goal like "winning in the lottery" which is obviously possible but not always attainable. Winning in the lottery is only one out of a million chance.

We have listed below some "achievable" things to choose for a New Year's Resolution. We prefer to make this post as short as possible so we opted not to elaborate any further. In no particular order, a New Year's Resolution could be one of the following more popular goals.

  • Quit smoking.

  • Minimize, if not eliminate, drinking alcohol.

  • Lose weight.

  • Never be late in going to school or reporting for work again (except when there are unavoidable circumstances).

  • Avoid unnecessary, impractical purchases or spending.

  • Save money.

  • Love a person unconditionally.

  • Get a stable job.

  • Get a better education.

  • Volunteer to help the underprivileged.
In case we missed something, comment-in your suggestions or thoughts on this.

On the other hand, we wish you a happier and bountiful year 2009!