Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Do I Need Them?

Do I need New Year's resolutions? I found myself straying to them when I woke this morning. Would I be better calling them goals for 2011? Or not having any at all?

They won't be too different from those of previous years even if I do have them. You know what I mean, they go along the lines of - 1. Lose weight, 2. Exercise more. 3. Write more.

Of course goals are supposed to be measurable and achievable, so I guess they should read - 1. Lose two stones in weight, 2. Go to the gym three times a week, 3. Write 2000 words a day. But am I motivating myself with these, or setting myself up to feel bad later in the year?

Maybe I could set myself monthly goals, or weekly goals, or daily goals.....

Help please. How do you approach this and what would you recommend?


  1. All the best with your New Year resolutions!

    Happy New Year!

  2. Hi Nas,
    Thank you for following my blog. How did you hear about it? Are you a writer too?
    Happy New Year to you too.

  3. Hi Morton, I came through from Serenity Wood's blog.

    Check out my blog:

    I've got Michele Douglas visiting and talking about spending time for "Christmas at Candlebark Farm"

    Before that Kate Walker visited!

  4. Hi Morton,

    My writing goals will be on the Writers Bureau blog on 31st December here http://www.writersbureau.com/blog/

    I think they should be a mixture of small monthly goals and larger ones, but they should be achievable.

    Good luck with whatever you decide :-)

  5. Hi Morton, I love New Year and always make a gazillion resolutions but never keep the weight or exercise ones so I'm not going to bother with those this year! Writing wise I think Christine makes sense when she says about making small and large achievable goals. NaNo taught me the a daily word target is good so I'm going to try for that. Also targets like 'I'll try and get this story sent out by March' or something is good. Let us know what you decide and we can cheer you on!

  6. Christine - good luck with your writing goals.
    Serenity - Yes Nano taught me that I can easily write 2000 words a day.
    Just about to blog the conclusions of my deliberations. Mx