Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey
New Year’s Resolutions are yet another opportunity to reflect upon our self-improvement. As the eternal optimist I am very hopeful this will be my time to actualize change in a realistic fashion.
I have many of the top ten healthy resolutions- loose ten pounds, start to exercise regularly, and eat less sugar. This year I also want to be more conscious of my foot print and get a little greener with refillable cups and bottles and no more plastic bags.
This year I also want to expand my very helpful and considerate attitude toward others to include myself. It’s always been my nature to care for others but this year I’m adding self-love to the mix knowing that as I get older, if I don’t care for myself, I won’t be there for others.
With my lengthening list, I decided I needed some aids to insure success. I’m passing on my list to help with your resolution quests:
- I need to be specific and write down my goals.
- I have to think in larger terms like six months or a year instead of right now.
- I will keep within my budget so that I don’t get bogged down with costs.
- I will incorporate my resolutions into my schedule.
- I can make the resolutions public and enlist others for support.
- I will aim low, and be pleased with small increments of success.
Now I’m off to make a pot of tea and read a book. Happy 2011.