Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's Resolution Time!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas. I'm sad it is all over. Just 364 days until we do it again! Soon, I will be sure to share all of the Christmas fun that the Ross-Spencer household had!

But let's get back to the subject at hand... New Year's Day is close. 

So, start cooking your black eyed peas; put some heat on the collards and get your pen and paper out.

Let's talk resolutions, shall we?

A little google research pulled up some of the most common resolutions. And here they are:
  • Getting Organized
  • Spend Less, Save More
  • Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  • Quit Smoking
  • Spend More Time with Family
  • Lose Weight and Get Fit
  • Quit Smoking
  • Learn Something New
  • Eat Healthier and Diet
  • Travel to New Places
  • Be Less Stressed
  • Volunteer

A New Year's Resolution board idea for all of those teachers out there.

We all know that just because you make a resolution doesn't mean you're going to keep it. I found a Times article with the 10 most commonly broken New Year's Resolutions. This list is almost identical to the list above. It looks like the people of the world are having a littler trouble making things happen. So, let's see if we can figure out a way to make those resolutions permanent!

Here are 6 tips to help you keep your New Year's Resolution:
  • Check yo' self! You know what I'm talking about... be realistic. Willpower is in short supply. Research has recently shown that willpower is not indefinite. Know this going into it and make your resolution something that you feel confident you can stick to but still challenges you.

Yay! Get your resolution on!! photo from here.
  • Write out your goals and put them somewhere that you will see often. Put them all over the place. You want to make sure that you are reminded of your goal often. So, load up on sticky notes and get to stickin'.
  • Get someone else involved in your resolution. This will help make you more accountable. Or if you know someone with the same resolution as you- even better! You can talk about tips for your resolution or maybe even work on it together.
Fireworks just for you! You can do it! You are about to teach that resolution a lesson.

  • Get detailed. Don't just make a resolution. Make a plan for how you're going to stick to it. Make it as easy as you can. Break your resolution down into as many parts as you can and work at it little by little.
  • Accept it when you mess up. If you get super upset when you go a little off your resolution you are much more likely to give up on the whole thing. Realize that you aren't perfect and think of it as a bump on the road rather than a car wreck.
  • Start right now! This is about the only time I am going to tell you to stop reading this blog and exercise/ organize/ call your mom/ eat some broccoli.

Woo woo! One more 2013 is coming firework party for you! 

There you have it... 6 tips for you. I have a few more things to let you in on before it is time for you to get to resolutin'.

My New Year's Resolution is to have less piles around my house. I'm pretty organized except for my darn piles! When I clean up I gather up all of the random things in each room and send them to the master bedroom to be sorted later. Later rarely happens and random piles abound! But, come 2013 I am going to be all over those random piles like Cora on Big Bear.

I am not a big fan of Cora's adorable face being right above the photo I am about to show you. But it is happening because I have something funny to share with you.

Apparently, Zach Galifianakis' New Year Resolution was to stop saying "you go girl."
That was it. I shared it. You go girl image from here.

There are quizzes you can take to find out what your New Year's Resolution should be. I took one and it said "self improvement."
Why, thank you, quiz! I could make myself a bit better. I can't really imagine what other answers this resolution-generating quiz could come up with since self improvement is pretty much the whole idea of a New Year's Resolution. But if you want to give it a whirl, here is the quiz.

Believe it or not, people, it is Wednesday. And that means that it is time for Wednesday's Weekly Would You Rather question:
have a completely unbelievable memory
have a so-so memory and the ability to rewind time by 2 seconds whenever you want?


  1. Completely unbelievable memory.

  2. Completely unbelievable memory.

  3. I took the quiz and it told me my resolution should be education related.

  4. I'd say memory but google

    I'd say 2 seconds but that's not enough. Is there a pause function with this option?

    I would like my memory to be like all my books - full of scribbled marginalia in the columns. And then scanned in microfiche ... Totally useless, granted. But it sounds nice.

    Maybe I should opt for attention span over both as I seem to have wandered off...