17 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Making New Year’s Resolutions


New Year's resolutions

By Jackie Pilossoph, Divorced Girl Smiling Editor-in-Chief

Let’s Talk About New Year’s Resolutions by Jackie Pilossoph for Chicago Tribune Media Group

“I’m going to lose 20 pounds.”

“I’m writing that book I’ve been talking about since 1997.”

“I’m going to cut out red wine.”

“I’m taking that photography course I’ve been thinking about since before I had kids.”

“I’m going to quit smoking.”



These are just a few of the New Year’s resolutions that will be declared in the next couple weeks by people who have the best intentions for the coming year.

New Year’s resolutions are great because they give us hope and inspiration and a sense of purpose. But before you start making pledges for 2018, there’s something else you might want to think about: 2017. In other words, sometimes before you move forward, it’s wise to reflect back.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself about 2017 that might determine and shape your resolutions for next year:


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1. Did I spend enough time with the people I love most?

2. Did I work hard and am I proud of the way I engaged in business with others?


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