Happy New Year! I'm still working on my New Year's resolutions (as in, trying to decide what they should be, not, you know, actually working on them). This year, I'm taking a cue from the office and creating goals with the SMART formula. You've probably heard that term from your HR department - it means the goals you set should be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. For example, instead of saying, "I plan to save money", you might say, "I will save 10% of every paycheck this year."
Some of my goals sound awfully silly! For instance, I set a goal to get a manicure every week (If I don't, I bite my nails!). I also set a goal to call or email two friends a week just to say hello (part of 'spending more time with friends and family'). What are some of your goals this year? Do you have any tips on how to keep your resolutions?