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The New Year is right around the corner. With another 365 days nearly behind, it’s normal to become reflective. Nonetheless some people find themselves at a loss for a Resolution, or minimally one they won’t break within the first month. So if you’re looking for ideas, here’s a good place to begin.
After all that holiday feasting, how about resolving to be healthier’ Now, this can mean adding daily exercise to your life, eating food with less fat, watching your portions, etc. Even 15 minutes of exercise daily can lead to loosing 1 pound in a month or more. Additionally healthier lifestyles often help ease the winter blues!

Alongside healthier living, if you smoke this is a good time to commit to trying to cut back or quit since you’ll have a lot of other people doing likewise. You can help each other! Have a quitters club at work, for example, where you buddy up and find ways to avoid temptation.

If working out isn’t in your game plan, how about getting priorities straight’ Put down your work when you get home and give family and friends some quality time. Considering how many of us don’t see each other regularly due to schedules or distance, this is doubly important when the opportunity avails itself.

Speaking of opportunity ‘ how about just having more fun’ Many people work several jobs and barely get to come up for air. If all you’re doing is working all the time life becomes drudgery. You need to take time for yourself to hit the ‘reset’ button and find your center again. Give yourself the gift of relaxation, and make it like a regular vitamin in your routine.

A fifth popular resolution is using cash for buying. It’s very easy to let credit cards and debt build up. Alongside those items, there’s interest upon interest that literally eats up all your hard work and you have nothing to show for it. Working on paying down debt also alleviates financial stress ‘ so it’s a win-win.

Now, this might mean finding a better job, or it might mean re-assessing what you ‘want’ vs. what you really need. Take a long hard look at your spending patterns to see where the fat lies and start cutting.
Sixth ‘ consider learning something new. Maybe you’ve always wanted to go back to college. Maybe you’d like to take an art class. Whatever it is, feed your mind and spirit in fresh ways to keep both keen.

Last but not least, consider ways you can help others throughout the year in the spirit of the Season. There are many people who struggle ‘ from the elderly neighbor whose trash can is three times his weight, to the homeless person downtown and the abused child around the corner.

It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make someone’s day better ‘ just a little thoughtfulness. Practice random acts of kindness. It makes the world a better place, one moment and one person at a time.


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