It's 2013. What are your New Year’s resolutions? This is a question many are asked as a New Year approaches. By definition, a new year’s resolution is a commitment a person makes that can be in the form of a goal, project, or reforming a habit (Wikipedia, free encyclopedia). The most common resolutions are weight loss, to stop smoking, or being financially stable. For others, to enjoy life more is a priority. Then there are skeptics who don’t make resolutions believing they will be broken.
What are some things people can do to accomplish their resolutions, if any? Here is a list of ideas or “resolutions” that can be achieved:
Smile more. It helps relieve stress and it keeps the wrinkles away.
Walk. Did you know walking is a good form of exercise? Grab a friend, walk through your neighborhood, take pictures, these are great ways to have fun while “exercising.”
Breathe. As busy people, we tend not to breathe properly. Taking a moment to do some deep breathing allows oxygen to flow through the body allowing it to relax.
Volunteer. Volunteering is a good way to give back which makes the heart feel good. It’s also a networking tool to meet new people and learn new skills. Who knows, it may lead to future employment.
Write. Now I don’t mean writing a term paper or a book, but more like journaling your thoughts. Sometimes, it’s difficult to fully express our emotions verbally. Writing is like an open platform to freely express your thoughts to yourself. If you’re brave enough to share, there’s always blogging.
Whether you make resolutions or not, getting the most out of a new year is important. Think positive, focus on self, and have a happy new year.