Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Resolute

Here's the link to the blurb about New Year's Resolutions I found the other day.

Every December 31, we hear the same warning: Make too many resolutions and you’ll get so discouraged you won’t achieve any. But a study from Baylor College of Medicine turns that caution on its head....

Good Housekeeping - Healthy New Year!
(Middle of the page)

It makes me wonder if the discouragement comes from NOT working on the other things we want to work on, but put on the back burner in favor of THE one resolution. It's a given that we'll fall off the wagon from time to time. However, if you're working on more than one thing, what are the chances you're going to fall off multiple wagons at once? I wouldn't think that's very likely, so that leaves at least one of your resolutions still up and running, providing a boost to keep you going on the other resolution(s) that might not be faring so well.

What do you think?

2 comments:

Mama Rose said...

I think it depends on the person. As I commented in a previous post, working on a lot of goals at once doesn't work for me. I think it's because I tend to do too many. The people in the article did three. That's probably manageable. I tend to do everything I want to do and that's a really long list. So, I have to pare it back.

TECH said...

Well, if you look at my resolutions on my blog, you'll see that I actually only have 4. The sub-resolutions for the most part is how I'm going to achieve the resolutions.

I like plenty on my plate. I have more than a touch of ADHD so I like to be able to switch my focus when I get tired of one project.

Also, what FF says is true for me: finishing one resolution gives me a kick to keep working on the others.