According to a Tesco Bank survey. "Resolutions are back in for 2010 as many of us look to make a fresh start". The survey found:-
- - More than four in 10 will start the year with at least one resolution
- 10 per cent up on the same time last year.
- Less than one in five of Britons kept up their resolutions beyond January 2009.
- Just six per cent kept our resolutions for the entire year.
- Getting physically and financially fitter is top of the agenda for 2010.
- More than half vow to save more money and budget better at the start of the
- new decade as well as do more exercise and lose weight.
The end of December is the time of year when I look back at my Jan 01 new years resolutions to see which ones I've managed to keep and which ones fell by the wayside. Happily, this year I am able to avoid the usual depressing realisation that most of my resolution were broken within the first few months or even weeks.
Last year I made one new years resolution; which was not to make any resolutions at all. In consequence, when reviewing the past year, I do not have to look failure in the face or question the strength of my self control. This morning, I can see take a deep breath knowing that my self esteem is fully intact.
Having said all that, I am going to try something new for 2010. Rather than a list of doomed resolutions or no resolutions at all; this time I am going to adopt a slightly different approach.
In 2010, I am going to focus on what I want, rather than what I don't want. e.g. I don't want to be overweight, but I do want to be healthy and relatively fit. I am not going to give up anything, nor am I going to adopt anything short term. These resolutions will be long term, rolling over from one year to the next.
This time next year, I hope to be healthier, fitter and happier. I also hope to have positively contributed to the lives of my family, friends, colleagues and anyone who comes across my path.
Happy New Year.