New Years is upon us and it’s time to come up with some resolutions for 2010. Whether you normally make a resolution or not, this might be the perfect time to really dig deep and come up with some ideas for things that you’d like to do differently going into next year.
Make Real Resolutions
The best resolutions are ones you can actually measure. For example, if you say, “I want to be healthier in 2010,” you’re on the right track, but it’s a bit harder to tell exactly when you’re being healthy. On the other hand, if you say, “I’m going to exercise thirty minutes every day in 2010,” you can check your progress and really measure how well you’re doing.
When you make a resolution, you should mean it. There’s no sense in making one because your friends are if you’re not really into it. Resolutions are totally personal, but most people make them because the New Year seems to be a new start. For many 2009 was a rough year thanks to the economy and ongoing job losses. Even if that didn’t affect you that much, the grim news has been around you constantly in the news. Trying to make yourself or the world a better place is a wonderful way to try and make a difference for the long-term.
With that being said, don’t be afraid to think big. We know how bad fast food is for you. We know how important it is to exercise. We know how hard it can be to find time to help others. Why not make a big resolution to change the way you approach those things every day. Resolve to order something besides fries at the fast food restaurant and resolve to exercise thirty minutes five days a week. Needless to say if you’ve gotten into even worse habits this is the time to quit smoking and to stop other activities that are putting yourself in danger.
Ideas for Resolutions
Need some ideas to get started with some plans for your own resolutions? Here’s a few to help you out.Eat Fruit and Veggies Every Day
– Teens and adults don’t eat nearly enough fruit and vegetables in a day. Perhaps your resolution can be to eat a fruit or veggie at every meal, every day until you’re in the habit and enjoy it. Do Something Active
– Resolve to do something active for twenty minutes a day. Walk around the block, do some jumping jacks and crunches, dance around your room. There are endless options for how to get moving and all will help you immensely.Cut Out the Bad Stuff
– Resolve to stop smoking completely or to stop eating junk foods such as cakes, chips and cookies. You’ll notice a huge improvement in how your body react s to the change in your diet and lifestyle. Consider giving up caffeine as well for a better lifestyle.