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Resolutely irresolute

Advantages"The road to good intentions..."

Disadvantages"...is paved with hell." (Ben Reich)

"...a new day dawns; Just give my brain a chance to clear And I’ll remember it’s New Year. If memory fails to deceive We welcomed it on yester eve And drank enough to stay awake For Auld Lang Syne’s and custom’s sake Till midnight’s chimes marked the transition Of dates, thus granting us permission To slink away and seek our beds, A respite for post-festive heads. Now, after an indulgent night Some people tend to feel contrite, But ..." Read review
01.01.2012

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I'LL DO IT... 'MY WAY'

AdvantagesMore Enjoyment!!!

DisadvantagesSuits me Sir!!!

"...of year I usually make my New Year resolutions and they usually last for about 1 day. Shame, Shame, Shame on me! This year I thought I would share them with you… Resolution Number 1 ************************ DIETING I am sick of dieting so I am not going to do it anymore. I am going to gorge myself on chocolate, fried foods, pasta with heavy cream laden sauces, potatoes (every way there is to cook them), Cream Cakes, cream on Cream Cakes and ..." Read review
01.01.2006

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Community Level 5vixsta14

vixsta14

Promises, Promises! (UPDATE)

AdvantagesMaking resolutions to achieve the things I want.

DisadvantagesI have to try hard to keep them!

"...alarming rate and yet again my thoughts turn to New Years Resolutions. Over the years I have come to realise that resolutions are easy to make but hard to keep so this year I'm determined to keep them! My usual pattern is to make several promises to myself that I do not write down, instead committing them to memory. Generally by 6th of January they have been broken and by the end of January all have been forgotten. This year I have decided to ..." Read review
31.12.2006

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What Year Is It?

Advantageslearnt how to speel revolutions

Disadvantagesno I didn't

"...while being glowered at by my other half. This year I broke with the tradition of the past few years (being asleep at midnight) and invited myself and my family to my parents' house. I must be getting old (just realised I'll be the dreaded four oh next year, sob, sob) but I really enjoyed myself with the 60+ brigade. We ate loads, drank copious amounts of vodka and all had chocolate smears across our faces from a strange game with After Eights. ..." Read review
02.01.2006

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Community Level 4thebattler

thebattler

Are your New Year resolutions SMART?

AdvantagesThis may require effort!

DisadvantagesHaving goals can keep your spirit alive!

"...want to be better to my boyfriend in 2004" It's a lovely sentiment but how does it rate as a 'Smart' resolution? Specific: What does being better mean? More hugs? Less rows? More time together? Yikes - unless you are specific you could set yourself a mammoth task that's too big or just to vague to attempt.Maybe pick up on one or two things that are clear tasks to approach rather than a big can of worms. It will make the goal memorable and less ..." Read review
01.01.2004

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A to Z of resolutions

AdvantagesIt's not 2007 anymore!

DisadvantagesI didn't do very well.....

"...year I decided to hedge my bets and do an A-Z of resolutions on Ciao - the thinking being that I'd at least manage to keep some of them. So, a year later it's time to see how I did. In order to get an overall idea of how I did, I will give myself 1 point where I have achieved my aim, deduct 1 point where I clearly haven't, and nothing for those where I neither have nor haven't! A = A in A level Psychology - I'm currently doing an A level Psychology ..." Read review
02.01.2007

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Community Level 7AimeeLouis...

AimeeLouise18

Not to be broken!

Advantagesread op

Disadvantagesread op

"...opinion inspired me to write my own version and to actually think about what I’m setting as my resolutions. Too many people make up resolutions that they cannot keep and I feel new years resolutions are now known to be broken before the January is over. However I feel if we follow this method that ‘thebattler’ has shown, we can all create new years resolutions that could drastically improve our life. So without further ado I’ll ..." Read review
04.01.2004

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Exercise, Save and Oooh a winning lottery ticket! Review with images

AdvantagesHealthier, Fitter, Sexier, Happier

DisadvantagesLove chocolate!

"I can't remember what my new years resolutions were last year, which means I obviously didn't stick to them, I have quite a few this year which I need to try and stick to . .wish me luck! 1) ***EAT HEALTHILY*** I don't tend to eat proper meals and I snack a lot of chocolate and crisps and other rubbish which is unnecessary. I eat a sandwich at work, but I don't tend to have a meal when I get home (bare in mine this is probably about 4 hours ..." Read review
13.01.2008

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~*~ planning my new year resolutions ~*~

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"...im now going to plan my new year resolutions in advance so that i can really think about them and actually remember what they are!! So here they go.... Number One - PASS MY DRIVING TEST! ================================ I have had about 7 hours of driving lessons now but i seem to be a naturally bad driver! I have had near misses with a hotel, a bus, a dustcart and a few pedestrians! so for the new year i want to really make an effort ..." Read review
04.12.2004

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False Hopes??

AdvantagesWriting them down and planning is the only way I will achieve these!

DisadvantagesI'll be upset with myself if I get to April and haven't moved forward with any.

"...this, but I normally write my "Year in View", and I haven't seen the category added for 2005 (and I was clearly lacking in enough foresight to add it myself!). The Year in View thing gives me closure for another year, to sum up what got done and what didn't. Thankfully the fact I haven't written it means I can ignore the fact that 2005 New Year's resolutions did not come to fruition - AGAIN! However, I have a renewed determination for them this ..." Read review
02.01.2006

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There's Gonna Be A Resolution........

AdvantagesErm

DisadvantagesErm

"...nice to small children, recycle my body weight in rubbish every month nor am I going to give up the few remaining vices I have. Nor am I going to vow to travel around the world on a yacht single handily -I get sea sick on a rowing boat in the local park nor am I going to bungee jump for charity but I am going to attempt to stick to a few of the resolutions listed below. Work Of course I'm going to turn up, I always do I rather like that one ..." Read review
02.01.2006

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Community Level 3fabgirly

fabgirly

A happier, healthier 2008 for me.... hopefully!

AdvantagesIf all goes well things will be better for me!

DisadvantagesIf not I will be disappointed!

"...of the year. So here goes, my resolutions are as follows: Attempt to give up smoking. Yes, you have read that right, ATTEMPT to quit the fags. My resolution isn't going to be the usual I'm not smoking a cigarette again from midnight New Years day but simply to make sure I have a proper committed attempt to stop smoking at some point in the year! I have smoked for far too long and know I need to quit but find it rediculously difficult. ..." Read review
31.12.2007

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Community Level 5flickpugh

flickpugh

2005: My Expectations

AdvantagesAlways good to try to better yourself

DisadvantagesSticking to them ain't easy

"...determined since 2005 coincides with my 30th birthday. I am on the whole pretty happy with my life and the people in it but there are one or two changes I could make to improve it even further. In fact really I should extend this resolution to cover going out less in general, eating out included since I spend a fortune on this activity and should spend my money on other things. The will power feels pretty strong at the moment; I’ll let you know how ..." Read review
29.12.2004

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This year....

AdvantagesYou get to help me keep them

DisadvantagesI might still fail (& this time in public)

"Unlike most people I made my resolutions a couple of weeks ago, at the solstice, the actual turning of the year, rather than the calendrical one. Why do I do this? Apart from the fact that it means I can slob out with my hangover on 1st January without worrying about 'breaking them all already' (it's just another day; I can fail some days, it doesn't matter) I find that a quarterly review of how my life is going is good for me, and tying those to ..." Read review
04.01.2006

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Community Level 6carysb

carysb

My Intentions, Not resolutions For 2008

AdvantagesKeeping Fit,

DisadvantagesForgetting

"...resolutions so I will outline my 2008 intentions on Ciao. My 2007 was a pretty good one by all accounts. I graduated from university in November (having completed my degree in May). I started my new job in June after being offered it the same day as the interview. I went to several football matches, which I didn't think would be possible financially. I ended the year better off than I started and I really enjoyed my 2007. I am discovered that when ..." Read review
31.12.2007

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