January 1, 2008

No Resolutions, No Broken Expectations

Greetings... love to think positive, but I decided not to make any resolutions this year, anticipating that I will rapidly break them and then shatter my own expectations. Those who have lowered expectations tend to be happier... someone somewhere conducted a study re this.

I heard, that the Danes are the happiest people on the planet, because they don't expect a lot. So, when they don't get something, they are not disappointed. Similarly, when they get something they are happy. Will definitely aim to adopt their outlook in 2008.

Per About.com here are their Top Ten New Year's Resolutions followed by my comments in brackets:

Spend More Time with Family & Friends (I do)
Fit in Fitness (I try)
Tame the Bulge (I try)
Quit Smoking (not applicable)
Enjoy Life More (I try)
Quit Drinking (not applicable)
Get Out of Debt (I try)
Learn Something New (I do)
Help Others (I think I do)
Get Organized (I try)