Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Resolutions

It's a New Year, which means new goals! I've seen New Years Resolutions popping up everywhere, so link up below if you want me to comment on your goals. :) And please leave a comment yourself if you have a moment.

Kristen's Goals
1. Blogwise

  • I need to start keeping up with my blog. I am so fortunate to have a blog partner now - April Nichole - and she's already making me more organized than I ever was before. But I need to update reviews more often along with reviewing books in a timely matter. I still have books from October to review.. bad me.
  • I want to start commenting more on other blogs. It's hard with work and hubby time, but it's doable.
  • I missed my goal of reading 300 books, but I got a lot closer than last year (249 in 2009 and 274 in 2010), so that's my aim.
  • Catch up on review books, even those ones I feel like it's too late to get to. They just need to be read - so I'm hoping to catch up this year.
2. Personally
  • Lose weight by eating right and exercising. Last year was tough on my health. I gained a good amount of weight and hit a weight I never thought I would and dread thinking about. Part of it was stress - my husband was out of work for 6 months and we racked up bills really quickly, but still, I need to lose that weight and then some. He is working and starting school now so things are looking up and I still have my job (hopefully the economy won't change that..).
  • Keep up with housework. I know, we all dread the scrubbing and keeping things clean, but it got a little crazy last year and I can't let it go this year. I will keep up.
  • Stay positive. I have a tendency to see the negatives in each situation and I just have to keep my head up and keep going.
  • Stop wasting time on Facebook games. I know I'll still play every once in a while, but I'm limiting myself to 30 minutes total a day starting today. I need to concentrate on reading, blogwork and family stuff - not gaining another level in Treasure Isle.

What are your goals this year? Link up below.

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  1. I like your goals. I haven't written a post about mine but last night we did them as a family and mine ring true to a few of yours. I need to practice yoga, everyday, write more and work on getting my children's book to a publisher.

  2. I love your goals. I want to spend more time leaving comments as well. I'd like to figure out how you get 1,000+ readers & keep your sanity;). Like you, I've had a stressful year (or too) and it shows it my waistline. Why can't I be one of those people who gets thinner with anxiety? I've been the only breadwinner in my family for the past two years, and it is stressful. Let's hope 2011 brings lots and lots of jobs.

  3. I just finished posting my resolutions. That was fun--sort of cathartic!

  4. You know, it seems like a lot of book bloggers' (including mine) resolutions involve exercising and/or losing weight. Maybe we should start a book blogger support group. Lol. Good luck with your resolutions!

  5. Staying positive is a fabulous goal for I definitely need to adopt as well.

    Thanks for providing the linky up there for goals/resolutions. Definitely posting mine!

  6. Great goals! I have almost the same list of personal goals other than FB. I'm glad your husband is working now. I feel your pain. My hubby has been out of work going on 6 months now and it's almost making us look forward to his deployment in June just to be getting a steady pay check.

    Good luck with all your goals!

  7. Fantastic resolutions. I hope that you find much success in 2011!

  8. Great resolutions! Man, those Facebook games take up a lot of time!

  9. Great resolutions. I should add the facebook games one to my list. Those things really can eat up your time! Best of luck sticking to these resolutions - I know that you can do it!

  10. If you ever need some support from people in your shoes about weight loss, I found a blog that just started. Seems like it might be promising! [I too, have hit an all time high, and was so glad to have found a place to go where I can be understood.]
    Best of luck to you and all your new resolutions!!


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