I don't particularly love to say Resolution. Sometimes, it feels to me like you want to do it for one year and then the next year, they can go out the window. I prefer to think of them as life goals that I will work on that year.
I usually skip the typical ones: Save Money, Work Out More, Keep the House Clean, Cook Healthier. I should be doing those anyway and I know it. I always try to come up with something I need to work on in my life. Last year's, well, that didn't go completely awesome. My goal was to complain less. And I still do it. A lot. I'm continuing to work on it, but I feel it's something I will always struggle with.
This year, I have two goals. These are two things I want to improve in my life for the future to provide me with a better life.
1) Stop making excuses.
I say this because I am a master of excuses. I don't clean the dishes right away? "I can take care of that later tonight after I've relaxed." I skip the gym? "Well, I'll go tomorrow." I hate when someone else gives me an excuse, I need to stop giving them to myself.
2) Think, then speak.
I have a terrible habit of being a blurter. You know the people, the say the first thing that pops into their head, without thinking of who it might hurt or how it may make them look. Yeah, I'm one of them. I'm trying to hold my tongue a little. I just want to recognize what I'm going to say, instead of sounding like an idiot or offending someone. It won't stop me altogether, but I just want to be more cognizent of what comes out of my mouth.
So how about you? What are your life goals for 2012?