20 Resolutions You Can Actually Achieve

Breaking down large goals makes them more realistic
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2010 5:00 AM CST
Rearrange your furniture for a quick pick-me-up.   (AP Photo/Sharon Stabley)
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(Newser) – New Year’s resolutions to lose 20 pounds, clean out all your closets, and cut your grocery budget in half not quite working out? That’s likely because your goals are too large. Here are 20 tasks you can accomplish, all of which are “no more challenging than reaching level three of Bejeweled,” writes Christopher Muther in the Boston Globe:

  • Rearrange your furniture: No time or money for a complete interior décor overhaul? Just rearranging a room should make you feel better in no time.

  • Learn a new program: Maybe you haven’t yet succeeded at getting that new job, or even a raise—but learning a tool like Excel or PowerPoint is a quick, easy step in the right direction.
  • Get a facial: A professional facial, which clocks in at about an hour, is one of the best things to do for your skin—and it’s relaxing, too.
  • Clean out your inbox: Don’t have time to organize your entire office? You can at least take the time to delete months-old emails.
  • Paint a wall: No need to paint the entire room for a big change—just choose one “accent wall.”
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