I’m making a list and checking it twice. A list of resolutions, that is! Why wait for the New Year? We have every reason to buckle down starting right now.

I’ve been struggling to stay focused on the real-world job hunt while working 30+ hours a week at a restaurant and maintaining my Pinterest obsession. Unless we have an unusually warm day, I find excuses not to go outside to work out. And between Thanksgiving, Christmas parties and my birthday, sticking to a healthy diet seems unreasonable.

So let the December resolutions begin. What are some of your goals and resolutions for the new—or end of—year?

  • Apply for 3 jobs per week
  • Exercise 5 times a week (… or at least 4 times)
  • Read 2 clippings per day. I have a stack of newspaper and magazine articles from the last six months and they need to go.
  • One networking informational interview per week
  • Organize time to call or meet a friend to catch up weekly
  • Call family members more frequently
  • Be more focused
  • Get out of bed at a reasonable hour. It’s hard on days I don’t have to be in work until 11…
  • Get Christmas shopping done early
  • Tidy room daily
  • Major room cleaning once a week—and I mean dust, sweep and organize.
  • Watch what I eat (less pop at work, more fruit and veggies)
  • Don’t lose my temper
  • Visit my grandparents
  • Watch my tongue when about to say unkind things behind people’s backs
  • Blog 2-3 times a week
  • Spend more time with my family
  • Read a book
  • Floss daily
  • Read or apply now instead of leaving 100 internet tabs open

Here’s to being the best me I can be!