New Year Resolutions 2014

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  1. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    So carrying on from my 2013 New Year resolutions thread http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1516698

    Is anybody making any? For those of you that posted last year, did you keep them?

    I said I wanted to exercise more and lose weight. I went through good spells but ultimately I'm about a stone heavier than this time last year :(

    Going to try staying off the booze for a while to see if that helps with the weight. Doubt I'll make a year though. Maybe a month!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm not a big one for making resolutions though I think each year I try to be a better person.

    My goal (resolution???) this year is to be sincere with my faith, i.e., live what I believe.
     
  3. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    I have a few. Some silly, some not.

    I want to floss regularly. I never changed how I brushed from 1-18 and had one filling. Since then, I've had 3-4 more. I want to stop that trend. I've already started this one and it's going well.

    I want to drink less pop or stop completely. I typically binge drink on weekends and little/none during the week, but it's probably a can a day averaged out. I'd like that to decline or stop.

    Lastly, I'd like to lose a little more weight. Especially in the summer. I'm like the opposite of a beach bod. I typically lose weight in the fall/winter and then gain it back in the summer. I did pretty well on losing some excess weight last year, but I could lose some more.
     
  4. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors P6

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    If you do drink pop or fruit juice, my dentist told me to drink through a straw as its better for your teeth. As for flossing, I go through spells (usually just before and after the dentist visits) but always mean to do it more regularly.
     
  5. kupkakez macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to start saving more money, instead of spending on frivolous things. :D
     
  6. MathBunny123 macrumors regular

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    I want to gain more weight (I'm 5'10 and 100 pounds), and I want to boost some of my school marks along with getting the highest mark in a given subject (either computer programming or mathematics). And, uhh...probably just do a bit more physical activity. :D
     
  7. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    The power of the subconscience.

    Your subconscious mind is stupid. It filters out little words like "not", "lose". So from your resolutions, it will only grab the words "exercise", "weight", "booze" and "weight" and will try to get exercise, weight, booze, and more weight.

    Make and repeat resolutions with positive words. Not "lose weight", but "get slim", "get fit", "get healthy", "get a good shape". Resolutions that your subconscious mind can't turn bad by dropping a word.
     
  8. Apple fanboy thread starter macrumors P6

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    I'm not sure the issue lies with my subconscious mind as much as that I'm just greedy.

    I'll pop down the pub and have a think about it….
     
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    I'm retired and find myself drinking more than I should the past 7 months. So my new years resolution is to drink less, after New Years Eve of course!
     
  11. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    no, decided to stop making them long ago, might have been the one resolution I did not break :p
     
  12. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Not to call the police about my neighbors

    I am at my breaking point.

    If I could afford to move out, I would.

    Other than this, sticking to more rigid diet health-wise.
     
  13. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I got 4/7 of my 2013 resolutions. 3 of them dead due to travel and other external events.

    However, my 2014 goals include a minimum saving of $10k for Graduate school (Graduate school to start sometime in 2017). Another one is gain a nice promotion at work (there is an opening I'm eyeing on).
     
  14. firedept macrumors 603

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    Mine are to make none. After a certain age, giving up some of those little unhealthy pleasures take away what is fun to do.
     
  15. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Pretty much what I try and do.
     
  16. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I just have 1.

    Sleep more. Feel like I am always tired.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    New Year's resolutions are bull ****. If you really want to do something, do it. This I'm going to change because it's a new year is laughable.
     
  18. karboN.6, Dec 31, 2013
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    New Year Resolutions 2014

    To be more patient**

    Edit spelling*
     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I have no patience for posts like this.
     
  20. karboN.6 macrumors regular

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    I have no patience for your post about posts like those.
     
  21. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Revise more for my exams. Got 10 A*s and 1 A in my mocks, but y'know, that's 1 A too many in my book... :p

    Other than that, I think it's going to be a pretty stressful year, so let's take one thing at a time!
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There's the rdowns I know and luv. :D
     
  23. zen macrumors 68000

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    Two for 2013 were to draw every day & not cuss so much. I did pretty well on the first & abysmally on the second.

    So for 2014:
    • Draw every day, digital & real stuff.
    • Reduce cussing by 50%.
    • Eat oatmeal again instead of Eggo's waffles.
    • Floss more frequently, ---might as well throw that in.
     
  25. samiwas macrumors 65816

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    To become a millionaire. If only I knew where I could get advice on that. ;)
     

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