New Year's Resolutions 2012

New Year's Resolutions 2012

Are you aiming to make a life change? If yes, then one of these New Year's resolutions for 2012 are sure to feature on your list. Read on to find out if you are a part of the majority.
"New Year's Day... now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."

It isn't for nothing that Mark Twain is called one of the greatest authors of all time. For anyone who knows and understands the futility of making New year's resolutions will understand the humor behind this sentence which is one of the most famous quotes used by people all around the world around the time that the year changes. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, make a promise to themselves, before the clock strikes twelve, and before the year slips into a new garb. This promise is generally made in order to make some sort of improvement in one's life; to better oneself, and to improve one's basic quality of living. New Year's resolutions are supposed to be life changing and transformational. Every year there are some resolutions that feature on pretty much everyone's list of New Year's resolutions. In this article, we have made a compilation of the top New Year's resolutions for 2012.

While not many know this but facts about New Year's resolutions will tell you that it has its origin in spiritual customs from the religion of Judaism. The Jewish New Year concludes in what is known as the Day of Atonement which is when you are expected to ponder over your wrongdoings of the whole year that has gone by and look for forgiveness. According to many people, there is a list of criterion that a good New Year's resolution must meet. This includes being a definite resolution and something that is measurable. This is an important thing to keep in mind while making a New Year's resolution.

Top Fifty Resolutions for New Year

Every year, before the clock strikes twelve and before we get caught up in the revelries of the night, most of us sit down to make a list of those things that we want to do in the upcoming year. Those life-changing decisions that we want to take so that we make our life better. There are some resolutions that feature on the lists of most people. Some are serious resolutions, while others are funny resolutions.
  1. Being in less of a liability financially.
  2. Being less angry about things that I have no control over.
  3. Being more frugal with things and more cost-effective.
  4. Being more independent in life
  5. Being more organized
  6. Being punctual
  7. Buying a real estate property
  8. Buying products that are environment friendly
  9. Cultivating a hobby
  10. Eating healthy and properly
  11. Enjoying life
  12. Expanding my friend circle
  13. Falling in love
  14. Getting a makeover
  15. Getting a better job
  16. Giving back to the society
  17. Giving up smoking, drinking, and other such habits
  18. Having more faith in oneself
  19. Keeping a journal
  20. Learning a dance form
  21. Learning a new language
  22. Learning something new
  23. Losing weight
  24. Meditating more
  25. Nagging people less
  26. Organizing an event for charity
  27. Participating in an adventure sport of some kind
  28. Paying more attention to oneself
  29. Planning towards starting one's own business
  30. Pursuing further education
  31. Reading all the books on the list of 100 best books of all time
  32. Reconnecting with old friends
  33. Recycling more
  34. Remembering other people's birthdays and anniversaries
  35. Running a marathon
  36. Saving money
  37. Shopping less
  38. Spending more time with family
  39. Starting a blog and regularly updating it
  40. Starting an exercise regime
  41. Stopping the habit of biting fingernails
  42. Taking a trip to the places I have been to in the past
  43. Taking more interest in political and social affairs
  44. Taking out time for myself
  45. Traveling more
  46. Volunteering to help out others
  47. Watching all the movies on the list of 100 must watch movies of all time
  48. Working towards decreasing the stress in life
  49. Writing a book
  50. Sticking to my New Year's resolutions
So, these were some of the top New Year's resolutions and ones that are sure to feature on any list of New Year's resolutions for 2012. If you are one of those people who tends to make resolutions every year but fails to stick by them by 2nd of Jan, then here is hoping that this New Year's day brings with it a difference and that you get to stick to every resolution of yours. Happy New Year!