Share Your New Year's Resolutions

To help with an upcoming series on keeping your goals, we'd love for you to share your resolutions with Patch


The new year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your habits, ideals, and goals. While statistics show that it is worthwhile to make New Year's resolutions, they're commonly broken.

Time published a story recently that stated the top 10 most broken New Year's resolutions. They are, in order: losing weight and getting fit, quitting smoking, learning something new, eat healthier and diet, get out of debt and save money, spend more time with family, travel to new places, be less stressed, volunteer and drink less.

And come on, who doesn't want to do these things? But we'd like more specifics. We'd love to hear from you — What are your New Year's resolutions? Have you found something that helps you keep them? Have you given up altogether on making them?

Tell us in the comments, in an op-ed or in a letter to the editor. We'll be publishing vignettes in January documenting our readers' resolutions, any tricks we learn to keep them or general musings on the New Year.

Dorothy December 29, 2011 at 10:21 PM
I usually make a resolution that I do not fully keep. But I figure that at least it makes me evaluate the things that I should strive to change.
Suzanne Barbara December 30, 2011 at 01:09 PM
My resolution this year is to lose weight. It is for health reasons so I hope that I do keep it.
Rena B December 30, 2011 at 03:21 PM
I tend to eat my meals in the kitchen. So over the years my dining room has become unbelievably cluttered. One of my resolutions is to clear the clutter out of my dining room so that I can use it again. I think this is a reasonable resolution and expect to suceed.
Richard December 31, 2011 at 02:53 AM
My resolution is to work out on a regular basis. I always manage to get to the gym on weekends, but find it hard during the week. So i have added in that I must work out on either Tuesday or Wednesday in addition to the weekend days.
Irene Morgan December 31, 2011 at 03:27 PM
To lose 10 pounds.
Albert David January 01, 2012 at 06:02 AM
My resolution is to eat healthier--by that I mean to start a diet that is lower in fats and higher in vegetables---and to lose weight.
Keri Brenner (Editor) January 03, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Eighty percent or more of diet to be unprocessed, whole foods. More vegetables, less sugar and carbs. More pure water, less other water-like beverages with chemicals added. Less coffee.
Alexis Fitts January 03, 2012 at 07:37 PM
These sound a lot more ambitious then mine (be positive, stop multitasking so much). Less un-water beverages: I salute you Keri.


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