2008: The Year of You

Well I know that I am a little early for things like this, but I was reading the latest Men's Health and felt that I should share some good stuff with you.

Keep in mind this list is for the guys, ladies flip so that it fits you.

It was titled, "Hell, I can do that" Resolutions for 2008. (...with added words from me.)

1. Go see the musician you keep saying that you always wanted to see. That rolling stone won't keep on rolling forever. Go even if you have to go by yourself.

2. Go hands free while driving, cell phone free while in the car and from time to time leave that damn iPod behind.

3. Your constantly sick of work. Know what cures? Using your sick days. Just look at your calendar and decide. Four days equals one long weekend per season, and it's easy to survive the cubicle knowing that an escape is just weeks away.

4. Live for right now and not in some glorious past you're probably misremembering anyways.

5. Act like a grown-up when writing emails. No more emoticons and cut the LOLs, which now means "loser on line."

6. Cut down the by one beer each session. Enough said.

7. It's been too long. Enough with calling dudes "dude."

8. Root out resentment. Move on.

9. Streamline your space. A big box of Hefty bags goes for no more than $15. A shredder cost no more than $50. And a year has 52 Saturdays, so on 12 of them, excise the unproductive memories, dates manuals, and worn-out clothes.

10. Drop three compliments a day. You'll become known for not complaining all the time. People will connect with you better when the time comes. You never know what a compliment does for someone's day.

11. Traffic Exist. It's not going anywhere. Do what it takes to avoid it.

12. Take out the earbuds. Stifle the Bluetooth headset. Talk to the people who are right there with you. You just might make a connection. Networking people, networking.

13. Ask the people you know questions about themselves, you never know what you'll learn.

14. If you haven't noticed, it an election year. Vote. Lets remember that there's far more the unites us than divides us.

15. There's nothing that happens after 11:30 p.m. that can't be replied to or DVR'd the next day. Hit the pillow for some restorative sleep, then hit the ground running the next day.