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<p>Well....do you?</p>
 

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<p>I'm going to quit smoking (again)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>
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<p>It's hard to pay down debt when you have a 7 buck a day habit grrrrrr.  And it's starting to age my skin.</p>
 

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<p>Yes.  I am committed to drinking more red wine and eating more salted caramels.  I think I will be extremely disciplined and not wait for the New Year but instead will start immediately!  It takes 14 days to create a new habit so I have time to get this one under my belt in plenty of time!</p>
 
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>HollyBearsMom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284563/do-you-have-new-year-s-resolutions-yet#post_16105213"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Yes.  I am committed to drinking more red wine and eating more salted caramels.  I think I will be extremely disciplined and not wait for the New Year but instead will start immediately!  It takes 14 days to create a new habit so I have time to get this one under my belt in plenty of time!</p>
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<br><br><p>I like the way you think.</p>
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<p>I'm not doing a resolution this year. (I usually don't.) I do intend to start focusing on a few things in the new year, but that's more a matter of my youngest having reached an age where I have a little more independence, my 3-month "cold" finally seeming to be on its way out, and the Christmas craziness being over by then, than it's about having a New Year's Resolution.</p>
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<p>Things I'm going to work on are staying on top of our budget (very difficult with all the extracurricular and/or grad related ambushes from ds1 this year!), cutting down my online time (happening naturally, as dd2 doesn't sit on my lap and nurse so much anymore) and getting my diet (and my family's diet) back on track a bit. We're not eating that well recently...probably because we've all been sick so much and it's been hard to stay organized and energetic enough to stay on top of things.</p>
 

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<p>I always make goals for the new year.</p>
<p>i've been in quite a funk lately and I'm turning 30 this year so I'm feeling like big resolutions are needed to start steering my life in the  direction i want it to go. Of course, i've already started on some of those things, but I like the clean slate that New years brings.</p>
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<p>Some of my resolutions are:</p>
<p>Progress towards purchasing a home- Pay off debt, get a part time job.</p>
<p>Progress towards being the healthiest I can be- sign up for a ten month workout study at the university I attend</p>
<p>Do more things as a family- Buy a zoo membership, save for family vacation</p>
<p>Start/pursue a hobby- take an art class, or get a book on knitting, join a book club</p>
 

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<p>Last year's resolution was to try 52 new recipes before Dec. 31st. </p>
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<p>Earlier this week, I made #47. </p>
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<p>Next year, I'll try something similar. I'm thinking about doing 12 new crafts (1 per months sounds manageable if I have to find/buy new supplies) that I haven't tried before or 4 new cities we haven't visited yet (1 trip per season also sounds manageable, and because we usually vacation at our cottage there are quite a few major cities within a day's drive that the kids haven't visited yet). </p>
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<p>I believe resolutions, like goals, should be achievable, measurable and pleasurable. </p>
 

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<p>I don't usually make resolutions.  However, I'm turning 30 next week and will be making some big changes in my life.  Which I'm really looking forward to.  Mainly, cutting out all the family drama crap that I've dealt with for so long.  I'm determined to become much more selfish in my 30s and worry only about my immediate family.  And quit smoking.  I'm not going into my 30s as a smoker, I'm aging rapidly enough as it is.</p>
 

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<p>Yes! Ive been waiting for an excuse to write these down somewhere:</p>
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<p>~Spend 20 more minutes a day and tidy the kitchen (means putting <em>all</em> the dishes away, wiping down counters, taking compost <em>out</em>)</p>
<p>~Keep our personal account seperate from our business account and ONLY use Quickbooks as a form of bookeeping. NO MORE post it notes and index cards!</p>
<p>~Switch to family cloth for pee</p>
<p>~Make sure 75% of our groceries come from around the edges of the store, 20% from the bulk section, leaving only 5% processed (this includes my diet, caffine free coke, just not ready to give it up)</p>
<p>~Declutter  2011 items in 2011</p>
 

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<p>I would like to knit myself 6 pairs of socks.  I'd also like to declutter a lot more- maybe do the 2011 items thing?  I'd like to start a blog and I'd like to take more photos and video of my kids because I am <em>terrible</em> at documenting and I'm already forgetting.</p>
 

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To Live by Letting Go.<br>
To Accomplish More by Doing Less.<br>
To Be Kind and Gentle to Me.<br>
To Be More Active.
 
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<p>Be a more positive thinking person (positive affirmations)</p>
<p>Finish a couple of books that I have started </p>
<p>Take a class for hobby or craft</p>
<p>Get a part time job</p>
 

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<p>those are pretty much all of mine, with some added goals to declutter, really simplify and organize.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nolansmummy</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1284563/do-you-have-new-year-s-resolutions-yet#post_16105712"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I always make goals for the new year.</p>
<p>i've been in quite a funk lately and I'm turning 30 this year so I'm feeling like big resolutions are needed to start steering my life in the  direction i want it to go. Of course, i've already started on some of those things, but I like the clean slate that New years brings.</p>
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<p>Some of my resolutions are:</p>
<p>Progress towards purchasing a home- Pay off debt, get a part time job.</p>
<p>Progress towards being the healthiest I can be- sign up for a ten month workout study at the university I attend</p>
<p>Do more things as a family- Buy a zoo membership, save for family vacation</p>
<p>Start/pursue a hobby- take an art class, or get a book on knitting, join a book club</p>
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<p>I am also turning 30 in 2011, so I feel like it's an extra important year to make and keep resolutions.  </p>
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<p>Stop worrying so much.</p>
<p>Set a better example of healthy eating for my kids.</p>
<p>Get to my ideal weight (just 15 more pounds!).</p>
<p>Spend more time outside.</p>
<p>Make more meals, gifts, etc. homemade.</p>
<p>Hang up a clothesline and start using it.</p>
<p>Buy more things used.</p>
 

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<p>I am determined to declutter and get organized.  I am closing my home daycare effective next week (YAY!!!) so I will have the time and energy to get our house put back together.  It basically has been slowly falling apart around us for the last two years.  I also plan on getting on top of the housework, which will be easier once the clutter is gone and the house is more organized.</p>
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<p>I can't wait to get started!!!</p>
 

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<p>I really want the house to be decluttered and organized from top to bottom. I will give myself the whole year!</p>
 
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