Saturday, January 3, 2009

Resolutions for the New Year (2009)

Of course, I have created some New Year's resolutions, and will post them here to be accountable to myself and to the unknown masses:

* Be more Joyful - enjoy every day, take more time to relax and chill out, not take myself so seriously. Being happy is a much better state than being stressed, sad and frustrated (which was how I was for much of 2008).
"Today is the day the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it!" Psalm 118:24

* Reduce commitments that are not important to my life in the long run. I kept so busy last year to take my mind off myself, but it was the wrong kind of busy. I was spending time attending meetings of women's organizations or working late, and instead I should have been doing pursuits that I would have enjoyed more, such as working out or spending time with my close friends and husband.

* As always, lose 25 lbs by April 15. This time I joined the "Biggest Loser" group at work so I have some accountability and a community to help me. I actually want to lose more, but will try to reach the first goal of 25 lbs and when I get there I'll set another goal.

* And, to write more often (blogging, posting on the CNBC forum, etc.) to provide me with a way to vent off these emotions. Without some way to release these feelings, they build up inside and get released in unfortunate ways...usually by becoming sad, frustrated and stressed!

Happy New Year!