The New Year is upon us, did you make a New Year's resolution?

New Year is usually a great time to reassess the past year and to create some goals and plans for the coming year's events. Everyone seems to have a different approach to the practice of New Year's resolutions. What do you and other SheSpeaks members want to achieve or change in 2008? If you’ve had some real success with a past years’ resolutions we’d love to hear your inspiring stories.

For some people New Year's resolutions can involve a very similar list each year. With renewed willpower and good intentions to stay the course for a healthier and more prosperous year ahead. For others, resolutions require a freshly numbered list of clear and achievable goals. It's very satisfying to achieve that goal and cross it from the list with a feeling of empowerment and motivation to tackle the next milestone resolution. Do you usually write a list or are you more inclined to take some time to think of a mental-list to help you start the year on the right path?

Do you share your resolutions with friends and family or post it somewhere visible? Does this help you to stay on track or have you found you achieve greater success if you keep your list to yourself?

If you answered ‘no’ in the poll perhaps you have never seen the point of creating a list of resolutions or maybe you constantly assess and reset goals in your life – all year round. Is that a successful strategy for your life?

Whatever your New Year's Resolutions we’d love to hear your comments.

We’d also like to wish all the SheSpeaks Members a very happy, healthy and successful 2008!

Yes, I made one and always/mostly stick to them (23.5%)

Yes, I made one but usually don't stick to them (28.2%)

Maybe (8.0%)

No (40.4%)

The New Year is upon us, did you make a New Year's resolution?
  • tenn7166 By tenn7166
    on Jan 13, 2008  

    I made a resolution I felt I could realistically keep.

  • sadawna By sadawna
    on Jan 13, 2008  

    I don't waste my time making resolutions I am just going to feel guilty over when I break them, so when I make a resolution, I am resolute. :) I rarely not keep one.

  • tennisgirl442 By tennisgirl442
    on Jan 13, 2008  

    My resolution is the same every year. I tell myself that I'm going get in shape and excersise regularly...and so far so good.

  • RugbyMom6O By RugbyMom6O
    on Jan 14, 2008  

    The only way I ever stick with my resolution is to write it on my Yearly Calendar...that way I see it throughout the day. The key for me is not to make a huge resolution but one I know I can manage and accomplish. (although it isn't always 100%...I do get close).

  • olivesodexx By olivesodexx
    on Jan 14, 2008  

    Yearly i feel increasingly depressed as i make resolutions, and never seem to keep them! This year i promised to make small resolutions, but ones that would make a diffrence in my lifestyle, from completing certain small tasks on time, to making sure i wash my face every night before bed! Its working so far! and i dont get that terrible feeling of "falling off the wagon" when i forget..

  • kishie By kishie
    on Jan 15, 2008  

    If I write down my resolution and then take the additional time to also write down the steps to achieving the goal I have a better chance of sticking to it. I am the type of person that likes to experience accomplishment and even the small task of checking things off of a list makes me feel great.

  • brody By brody
    on Jan 15, 2008  

    i love to make a new years resolution, but put plenty of time in deciding on my choice. i don't want to be disappointed in myself. it's also a great deal of fun learning about my choice and what i can do to help. you just can't blurt out anything like"losing weight or cleaning out the garage. you have to find something that will be important to you for the entire year and hopefully forever.

  • katday1 By katday1
    on Jan 15, 2008  

    No resolutions, but I am trying to get in shape for vacations and stuff so I just started around the beginning of the year...