New Year’s Resolutions

new year(photo taken from Pinterest)

I’ll be honest. I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions because although they seem like good ideas on January 1st, most of us are creatures of habit and resort back to our regular behaviors a week or 2 after the first of the year. The gyms clear out, diets cease to take hold, etc. However, this year I’ve heard a few creative “resolutions” that I thought I’d share. Some are mine and others are ones I’ve read on blogs, heard from friends and seen in articles.

Cheers to 2013 and all the goodness that is in store for us!

Resolutions that caught my eye:

1. Spend more quality time with family and friends. This cannot include “screen time” or any activity that involves being on the computer, watching TV, etc. Make a coffee date, play board games or join a book club. Talk. Laugh. Reminisce.

2. Cook. Plain and simple. Throwing a frozen entrée in the oven doesn’t count. I mean really cook. Pick the freshest ingredients from the store, chop, dice, stir, experiment and TASTE. Savor a new recipe and enjoy the warmth of what this food brings to your home and your family.

3. Go on adventures. Find some hiking trails in your area when the weather warms up and explore! If you can, save up a bit to try something new like skiing, rock climbing or train for a race in another state.

4. Start a new ritual/tradition. It can be daily, weekly, monthly or just on holidays. Try a ½ hour of yoga each morning when you wake up, bake a cake every Sunday, or enjoy a spa day each New Year’s for detoxing and rejuvenating your spirit for the coming year.

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About Stephanie

Stephanie joined The Healing Center over 4 years ago and coordinates volunteers, marketing efforts, and operations. She enjoys traveling the world, non-profit and development work, and writing about health-related topics in a creative way. Her goal is to offer readers a dose of inspiration, calming words to carry them through the day and tips she compiles from her own mind and others about how to walk a peaceful path.

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