It’s that time o’ year! Time to make your traditional New Year’s resolution. Creating a realistic resolution hasn’t always been easy for me. For example, in 2012, I resolved to publish my first book by the end of the year. It was published three years later in 2015. Sigh. I wasn’t prepared to meet the challenge. I had no plan. There was no handy-dandy, easy-to-use, fill in the blank New Year’s resolution form.

So, I thought I would aid those of you, who like me, are RS (resolution challenged) with this fool-proof, easy-to-use New Year’s resolution form.

How do you know this form is for you? 

Answer the following questions.

  • Are you having difficulty deciding on what resolution to make?
  • Do you want something achievable?
  • Do you need a challenge?
  • Are you just so darn happy with yourself it’s hard to find something?

Maybe I can help. All you need do is choose the appropriate response on the form.

New Year’s Resolution Fill in the Blank Form

This year, I will________________

track

follow

disregard

not care

give up

quit

my efforts to__________________

improve

increase

decrease

ignore

forget

deny

my_________________________

diet

exercise

income

bad attitude

gambling

personnel hygiene.

I will do this by__________________________________

setting a goal

making a plan

following activities

depending on others to do it for me

praying for it to happen

and by____________________________________________

asking for help

sharing my resolution

changing my goal as needed

nor looking at it too much

keeping it to myself

shouting “It’s none of your business!” at strangers

I will reward myself with ____________________________________

a shopping spree

a vacation

more “me” time

bon-bons and chocolate shakes

a Family Matters marathon.

deciding not to make a resolution next year.

All you need to do is copy your selections above into the blanks below:

This year I will __________________ my efforts to ________________ my____________ I will do this by ______________________________ and_____________________________ I will reward myself with __________________________________________________________

It’s as easy as that. If you’d like to go public with your resolution, pick your favorite six responses (or dare I suggest make up your own?) and post them in comments.

Here’s mine:

In 2021, I will give up my efforts to improve my bad attitude. I will do this by shouting, “It’s none of your business!” at strangers. I will reward myself by watching a Family Matters marathon.

If you’re serious about making achievable New Year’s resolutions try this, it’s based on all the resolution creation  mistakes I’ve made7 New Year’s Resolution Mistakes

Happy New Year! 

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