To ring in the New Year, the Monday Listicles at Northwest Mommy was to create a list of resolutions that you will never keep. I am not a big believer in resolutions — I much prefer creating a list of goals. Some may say that is semantics, but to me a goal is something you WANT to accomplish and resolution is something you feel you HAVE TO DO.

So here is my list of anti-resolutions for 2012.

1. Stress less – As much as I try to manage my stress I am sure I will get completely overwhelmed with my life and how much I have to do at least a handful of times this year.

2. Keep my office clean – Although I have been doing a better job of this in the last six months, it still becomes the dumping place for items that don’t have a home. When I have a big project or projects going on there is no hope in keeping it clean.

3. Drink less Diet Coke – My obsession with Diet Coke has resurfaced this year and I don’t see it going away any time soon.

4. Take on less school commitments – Even though I have turned down several requests from the PTA to take on a larger role, I am still on the Halloween Fest committee and I am Room Parent for Jack’s class. I am sure when Will starts preschool I will get involved there too.

5. Finally get our family videos onto DVDs – This has been on my goal list for the last four years, maybe by putting it on this list I will actually get it done (I am channeling George Costanza – do the opposite).

6. Keep my car cleaner – I have two kids and a dog, this will never happen.

7. Give up my evening sweets – I have something sweet after dinner most evenings, usually it isn’t big so I don’t have too much guilt. Cutting out sweets altogether doesn’t appear to be a realistic option.

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  1. Sometimes my husband’s office gets to be a dumping ground when we need to get the papers off of our counters. Either there or our bedroom. Makes him and me crazy! I love evening sweets, too. I try to do a small amounts now…I used to go a little crazy. 🙂 Happy 2012!

  2. If I had a smAll sweet I would be good 🙂 I like what you said about goals vs resolutions. Must change my perspective. Thanks friend, reading this made me happy.

  3. Will you do my family videos also? Such a daunting task!

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