I've decided to set goals in lieu of making resolutions this year. I know that for some these imply the same thing, but to me they each have unique qualities, and that makes all the difference.
Here's an example of one of my goals:
~read the unread books waiting on my bookshelf
I want to read more, but I need to set more tangible goals rather than mere abstract resolutions that barely outlive their declaration. So without further ado, let me share my New Year's Goals with you...
~read the unread books waiting on my bookshelf (yes I have a list, no I don't want to bore you with the details in this post)
~balance my checkbook and keep my accounts up to date on a consistent weekly basis
~start a consistent routine to move more (I'm looking into Curves, but until I make the decision, I will be up a little early getting in a quick walk in the mornings)
~create a weekly chore routine and stick to it (the goal here is that I do a little piece of cleaning each day and my apartment just stays clean without requiring a multi hour block to get it all in order)
~do the dishes on a DAILY basis before going to bed (I've gotten really bad about dishes piling up in the sink)
I feel as though I'm forgetting a few goals that I'd had in mind, but I think these are some good, attainable goals to start with. And I can always add goals later...don't have to have a brand new year to make goals for myself.