New Year’s Reflections

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The New Year has always been a time to look back throughout the last year and remember the good (and not so good) times we’ve had. Maybe you had an amazing experience in 2013, such as having a baby, getting married or travelling to an exciting destination. Then again, maybe there are few things you’d like to forget about 2013 like losing your job, being sick or having financial problems. What’s important is to learn from past experiences and look forward to the coming year in hopes that things will be just as good as or better than last year. The New Year is a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make to live a happier, healthier, more balanced life and resolve to follow through on them. These changes are called New Year’s Resolutions. Following is a list of 10 of the most common New Year’s Resolutions. Which one is yours?

I will try to:
1) Lose weight– Have you over-eaten during the holidays? Maybe 2014 is a good year to try to slim down to the size you were years ago.

2) Volunteer to help others– There are so many people in our society that get forgotten about from the homeless to the very lonely. Giving a bit of our time or money to help them has benefits for everyone!

3) Quit smoking– Have you been smoking for as long as you can remember? Perhaps it’s time you thought seriously about your long-term health.

4) Get a better education– From adult education courses to impoving your English level there is always something to learn!

5) Get a (better)job– Whether it be find work or improve on the one you have this year hopefully will be a good one for job hunters.

6) Save money– Setting up a savings account or finding a way to put away some money every month will help bring financial stability.

7) Get fit– Would you like to feel energized by doing exercise? Maybe it’s time to make getting fit a priority.

8) Eat healthy food– Do you eat fast food on the go? Eating healthy, balanced meals with plenty of fruit and vegetables would make you feel a lot better.

9) Manage stress– Learning to remain calm in stressful moments is an important part of being happier.

10) Manage debt– Do you spend more than you earn? Maybe you need to find the way to cut down on your expenses and your debt to live a more financially stable life.

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