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What new year's resolutions will you be making for 2012?

Do you want to make big changes in your life next year? Is it time to stop procrastinating and start living the life you've always dreamt of? Reply

Last reply: 27th Dec 2011 / 41 replies / Post by Rainbow

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Toxypops

Posted by: Toxypops
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Toxypops says: My New Year's resolution will be to appreciate others and life more. I have lost too many people in the last half of 2011, and a very good friend is very sick. We are positively hoping we will not lose our friend in 2012. I'm tired of bad news. I need a fresh start to a new year. So positivity will be my moto Reply

MariaG

Posted by: MariaG
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Toxypops says: My New Year's resolution will be to appreciate others and life more. I have lost too many people in the last half of 2011, and a very good friend is very sick. We are positively hoping we will...

MariaG says: I'm right there beside you Rainbow. I lost my baby bro in July and have my oldest sis currently battling the same disease. Xmas 2010 was the last with bro and 2011 will be the last with sis. II make no resolutions for 2012 except to say "appreciate everyone while I have them in my life" and "embrace every sunrise as a wonderous thing". I offer blessings of peace, love & happiness to all but prosperity is something that doesn't equate any more. This year has given me a greater understanding of what really matters. Reply

Paulie

Posted by: Paulie
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Paulie says: My New Year's resolution is to reduce my Survey Sites, to those which: a.) Don't discriminate because of my age; b.) Do offer surveys regularly; c.) Don't make me wait months for rewards... . :D Happy to supply a list of survey sites which respect these basic necessities!~ Reply

glendaj

Posted by: glendaj
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Paulie says: My New Year's resolution is to reduce my Survey Sites, to those which: a.) Don't discriminate because of my age; b.) Do offer surveys regularly; c.) Don't make me wait months for rewards... . :D ...

glendaj says: I'm with you all the way. Would like the list as I wish to do the same. Also annoying is when the survey arrives in your mailbox, you answer it immediately and then be told you have already completed it. Very annoying! Reply

Paulie

Posted by: Paulie
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

glendaj says: I'm with you all the way. Would like the list as I wish to do the same. Also annoying is when the survey arrives in your mailbox, you answer it immediately and then be told you have already...

Paulie says: Hi Glenda & Laur, Thanks for your replies. First my situation... I'm 64, happily retired, don't qualify for a pension. I participate in surveys so that I can shower my 90 y o mother with gift cards. A pensioner, she'd never accept cash or any form of charity, but I guess she figures I get the cards *free* so it's no big deal...! Yes, I do appreciate the opportunity to comment on a variety of consumer, environmental and political issues... .

I 'belong' to well over twenty survey sites. Over the years I've shed at least a quarter... for a variety of reasons. The first of these were unfulfilled promises, points schemes which failed to materialise, or slave wages! The second occurred on retirement, when suddenly I was no longer a 'professional'... I was a retiree. Suddenly I was screened out of 25% of surveys. I didn't matter that I enjoy a high income in retirement... most times I was ditched the moment my occupation (Retired) was entered. Perhaps even more insulting were those formats which encouraged participation for 15 - 20 minutes... THEN screened me out... having gathered a lot of data. There's a third group of panels which allow one to accumulate _almost_ enough points, then cease offering surveys.
Pretty frustrating!~

OK, I had intended to list the panels I've ditched over the years (I'll do so if requested. Maybe they've worked for someone else.) But my priority is to list the best here, those which regularly offer one surveys, pay generously, offer the best incentives... and reply to an email quickly, if there's any issue:

1.) Valued Opinions: I received thou$ands from this group. They even enclose a letter of sincere thanks. Nice people, says mum, who gets all cards directly, at her address...

2.) Pure Profile: Pay very well. You can only get a payout every two months, so make sure you get $50 at a time. Very interesting, quick, regular, short surveys.

3.) Your Voice (Now SSIS/OpinionWorld): Was Neilsen, may still be. Not as active as they used to be, but still regular payers. Did they lose interest when I retired??

4.) Research Panel: Have started to become more active and regular.

5.) Rewards Central: Incremental, but they pay out regularly. On a par with...

6.) ... Global Test Market. Again incremental, but regular payers. On a par with...

7.) What Do You Think? Again incremental, but regular payers.

8.) My View: Have been more productive recently...

9.) My Opinions: Have been more productive, recently...

10.) Mint Surveys (really ORU... but they follow-through... unlike ORU)

OK... where's Cafe Study, in there? It's in a very different category. Maybe it's really a Social Networking site, with an occasional reward(?) Has a lot going for it, but there are very, very few paying surveys... .

I'd be interested to hear others' views.

NB: Just bought mum an iPad2 and wireless/G3. I figure she can boost her pension with just the first three panels I've listed!~

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glendaj

Posted by: glendaj
Posted: 23rd Dec 2011

Paulie says: Hi Glenda & Laur, Thanks for your replies. First my situation... I'm 64, happily retired, don't qualify for a pension. I participate in surveys so that I can shower my 90 y o mother with gift...

glendaj says: I've also noticed the age thing and the retired status cuts you out of a lot, I belong to all the ones you listed and find them quite good. I'm 69 and have been retired for just over 3 years and love doing surveys. Have a Merry Christmas. Reply

laur

Posted by: laur
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Paulie says: My New Year's resolution is to reduce my Survey Sites, to those which: a.) Don't discriminate because of my age; b.) Do offer surveys regularly; c.) Don't make me wait months for rewards... . :D ...

laur says: I am with you Paulie I am a young 76 and get screened out on a regulat basis Reply

Paul

Posted by: Paul
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Paul says: Yep, i've held off for too long - Now's the time to give it up !

Smoking of course ! Reply

GretaZ

Posted by: GretaZ
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Paul says: Yep, i've held off for too long - Now's the time to give it up !

Smoking of course !

GretaZ says: Good luck Paul. I'm down to 3 cigarettes a day. I used to smoke 50 a day. I can't leave them alone yet, but I just take each day as it comes. I'll be barracking for you! Reply

Sallyanne

Posted by: Sallyanne
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Sallyanne says: My New Year's resolution is to place more importance on the things that really matter. Spend more time with family and friends, and be completely satisfied with what I have and not worry about things that may never happen. Reply

Mr. Akubra

Posted by: Mr. Akubra
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Mr. Akubra says: One can only hope that one's health can improve , so I can start to enjoy life again Reply

GretaZ

Posted by: GretaZ
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

GretaZ says: I've promised myself that I will stop worrying about things and people who don't appreciate it. I worry for my friends and support them, and when it's all said and done, they forget they ever had a problem or even that I was there for support. It's frustrating and I'm the one getting stressed over it! It's over! I ain't doin' it anymore. I will let everyone look after themselves and only think of hubby and myself. I won't be selfish, because I just can't be, but I will try to put my family first. We've helped a lot of people and it's a general consensus that we always end up being the ones who get burnt! We will live each day as it comes and try to spend more time outside at the beach, fishing not swimming! That should take care of the healthy part of life, because we already changed our exercise and eating habits when hubby was diagnosed with diabetes. Bring on 2012!!!!!! Reply

JILLEET

Posted by: JILLEET
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

JILLEET says: Mine is to stick to my now new healthier lifestyle, having lost 26 kilos over the last 14 months i vow never to go back to that miserable and unhappy life i have endured for way too long. Reply

helena

Posted by: helena
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

helena says: I would exercise more than this year! Reply

telperion

Posted by: telperion
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

telperion says: Well if I was sent more surveys by Cafe Study and get paid for them, I could answer the question in a more positive manner.
If I got sent more surveys there are things I want to get to make my home more lived in, which is my new years resolutiion Reply

webster

Posted by: webster
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

webster says: Not to maske ny resolutions Reply

petrie46

Posted by: petrie46
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

petrie46 says: yes i always resolve not to make any resolutions Reply

michb

Posted by: michb
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

michb says: I need to move forward after my husband's death at work 19 months ago. I have to open up to new opportunities that come my way without dwelling on the past. Now that I have said it, I just need that final push to do it all. Reply

Jezemeg8

Posted by: Jezemeg8
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

Jezemeg8 says: I don't make New Year resolutions, instead I strive to be LIKE Jesus throughout the entire year, helping others in whatever way I can and showing others what God's Love really is. Merry Christmas. Reply

mysteron347

Posted by: mysteron347
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

mysteron347 says: Last year, I resolved to stop being stupid. For forty years, I'd doggedly followed a personal buy-Australian campaign to the derision of my friends and acquaintances. It's hard to drop the habit of one's adult life, and a number of times I had to remind myself that no-one else cares and it only further harms my bank account, depleted after ten years' unemployment.

This year, I'll just stop caring about the other issues - saving water, recycling, reducing waste and so on. All the other things I've been doing for decades but the government now spends my money trying to make me feel guilty about.

And I'll stop torturing Centrelink and the Job Network, too. That only wastes my time and theirs - they have no inclination to make use of my experience and qualifications. Much more profitable for them to find menial jobs for no-hopers. Reply

temsmum

Posted by: temsmum
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

temsmum says: To give up smoking Reply

gabriel115

Posted by: gabriel115
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

gabriel115 says: My new year's resolution is to exercise 3 days a week at Curves and two priivate sessions sessions. I followed the 3 sessions of Curves per week this year. I want to add a bti of extra exercise in 2012 with Tai Chi in 2012. Reply

Shortstuff

Posted by: Shortstuff
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Shortstuff says: Live life and not be a grump, and lose weight because of heart problems.
Help people in need, and do unto others etc. Reply

mustang6000

Posted by: mustang6000
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

mustang6000 says: Aside from the usual loose weight/exercise more....that will only last 2 or 3 weeks, I intend to take more time to be with my family. Reply

Gaz

Posted by: Gaz
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Gaz says: None ~why make promises on just one day a year? Reply

chicoco

Posted by: chicoco
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

chicoco says: I guess in the past I have made toooo many, and not kept them,this year(2012) i wont tell myself any lies and not make any. Reply

Sav

Posted by: Sav
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Sav says: My resolution is to enjoy my family more. To stop worrying about housework ect... just enjoy being with my family. Quality family time. Reply

Doc

Posted by: Doc
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Doc says: I'm going to enjoy life more & try harder to become more active Reply

Pammy

Posted by: Pammy
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Pammy says: agree with the common resolution of giving up smoking...hubby and I have been trying hard to quit this year without success...but we really need to do it. Reply

wendel

Posted by: wendel
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

wendel says: I don't make, so I can't break 'em! Reply

IronPapilion5

Posted by: IronPapilion5
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

IronPapilion5 says: I don't believe in New Year Resolutions at all. Whatever today is, do everything that matters to you now. Reply

karenalien

Posted by: karenalien
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

karenalien says: "To have a good time, all of he time." I make this resolution every year and it's so hard to do. Some thing or some one ruins it for me! Reply

lrgray

Posted by: lrgray
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

lrgray says: Yes, I definitely want to make changes in my life next year. I like to remind myself sometimes that life is precious, and we only have an infinite number of hours on earth as live beings, regardless of religious beliefs (possibly apart from re-incarnation, but even if you believe in that you come back as something different!). Therefore it is important to try to make our lives better, and seize the day. It is always, in my opinion, time to stop procrastinating and live the dream.... Reply

Gerry

Posted by: Gerry
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Gerry says: No more bad habits since I stopped smoking 15 years ago. So now being 66 all I want is a healthy life, good honest friends and a comfortable rest of my life. Best Wishes to anyone who reads this. Reply

unibomba17

Posted by: unibomba17
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

unibomba17 says: To care about myself a litle more, i am so used to putting everyone else first Reply

bluehoney

Posted by: bluehoney
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

bluehoney says: My New Years resolutions will be, that l will try to quit smoking and enjoy each day as life is to short. Reply

mercyasher

Posted by: mercyasher
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

mercyasher says: like many people 2011 was a sad year. Apart from the floods, my mum past away. My sister is in a bad way and not expected to be arround much longer And to top it off i black out and spent two days in hospital. So next is about not takeing life so seroius. Enjoy everyday that God give me. Learn to forgive people quickly. And walk my dog more often. Reply

Jenny

Posted by: Jenny
Posted: 22nd Dec 2011

Jenny says: No New Year's resolutions for me. Never have made them, so why start now. Good luck to all of you who have. Reply

medu

Posted by: medu
Posted: 23rd Dec 2011

medu says: Haven t really thought about it until i found this discussion which had really made me think what i would want for myself in the new year.?I have a family so as a family woman i should be thinking for them too.But this year is going to be my year.I and only I.I am going to take one things at a time.i want to co0mplete my studies,get a healthy life style a little at a time but a start has to be made.It is nice to have a partner in all this bit this year i will carry on whether i have or don't have anyone.Slowly slowly i will do what i want.So many more thought are gathering in my mind.Better get a book and start writing it down. Reply

Roch

Posted by: Roch
Posted: 23rd Dec 2011

Roch says: My new year's resolution is to spend more time with my family at home and my dog. I also want our family to get more exercise like walking, jumping on the trampoline and start to do Zumba. We as a family also want to eat more healthy. Like more salads and fruits and less take aways. We also want to go to church more and do biblestudy more and pray more. Reply

Mustang17

Posted by: Mustang17
Posted: 27th Dec 2011

Mustang17 says: Once again I will be trying to give up smoking...And I will strive to be more organised especially since I have more responsiblities at work and my hours are longer..
I will set aside time each week to catch up with family and friends and I will be winning LOTTO too. Reply

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