January 2013: Happy New Year?


Happy new 20132013 is finally here, a new year begins and we reflect on all the things 2012 brought us; good and bad. Whether you choose to make a New Year’s Resolution or not is completely up to you but we all consider it at one point. Wikipedia’s definition is; “A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.” That doesn’t sound so bad but when the rubber hits the road, no matter how easy we try to make it on ourselves, keeping our New Year’s Resolution for the whole year is hard, so hard in fact that very few people actually succeed in their attempts to better their lives. According to Statistic Brain, only 39% of people in their twenties achieve their resolution goal and, get this, 14% of people over fifty achieve theirs! W-O-W. That’s incredibly discouraging and yet, 62% of us still attempt to make and stick to those goals!

The top ten resolutions according to About.com are;

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends
2. Fit in Fitness
3. Tame the Bulge
4. Quit Smoking
5. Enjoy Life More
6. Quit Drinking
7. Get Out of Debt
8. Learn Something New
9. Help Others
10. Get Organized

These are all great and admirable resolutions but I say anything we do to better ourselves, our lives and/or our relationships is a successful resolution and you should be proud of that and take all the credit you can for it!

Posted also on Portland Book Review.

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I have lived in Hollywood District in Portland for several years now. Here is my local guide. https://hollywoodeastpdx.wordpress.com/ I love what the neighborhood has to offer. Easy access to public transportation. Nearby businesses, stores and restaurants. I also maintain/ administer www.portlandbookreview.com website.
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