Keeping That New Year's Resolution
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!