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Keeping That New Year's Resolution

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year.

Are you always breaking your New Year's resolution? This year make it a keeper.

Every year we contemplate making one of the many popular New Year's resolutions: exercise more, lose weight, quit smoking, save money, get a new job, etc. Have you ever wondered what percentage of resolutions are actually kept?

I prefer to skip making a New Year's resolution that I'm destined to fail. I'd rather make a single commitment I know I can follow through on. I'd rather make a goal that I can sometimes keep. Even if it is just once. Maybe I can pay it forward this year. Maybe I can do something for others as well as myself. 

So, this year think out-of-the-box. Make your New Year's resolution a keeper.  

  • Spend one-on-one time with each of your children. 
  • Regularly schedule date night with your spouse. 
  • Get outside more and enjoy nature, even when it's cold out. 
  • Spend less time in front of the television and more time having a conversation or reading a book. 
  • Improve your skills in the kitchen and try new recipes. Expand your culinary horizons. 
  • Taste new flavors and try new things.
  • Walk "your dog" every day even if you don't have one. You just might feel better.
  • Tell your loved ones you love them every day. 
  • Cut out the gossip. Find something nice to say instead. 
  • Turn off your computer or smart phone for an hour a day. 
  • Take more family photos because you'll wish you had done so down the road. 
  • Keep up your friendships; schedule time with friends on a regular basis.
  • Schedule an annual health check with your doctor.  Don't put it off, do it now. 
  • Once a month, Clean & Organize! Pick a pantry, linen closet, junk drawer, garage...you get the idea. 
  • Break a bad habit. 
  • Learn something new. Take a photography class, learn how to sew, take an advanced computer course, try yoga. 
  • Find a charity or group where are you can volunteer. 

Make 2015 the best year ever. Happy New Year!

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