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You Say You Want A Resolution

03/15/2013 04:44PM, Published by anonymous, Categories: In Print, Life+Leisure




Top Ten New Year's Resolutions

Be more environmentally conscious: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Ride a bike or walk to work (this is especially good if one of your resolutions is to get fit). Pick up trash at your local park. Help make the world a better place for our children and their children.

Concentratemore on health and fitness: Commit yourself to run a mini marathon in 2008. Try to eat more fruits and vegetables and cut out the chips and cookies. Go for walks with your family or find a friend who will walk with you regularly.

Don’t sweat the small stuff: Try to remember that things work themselves out. A positive attitude truly goes a long way. Let go of things that are out of your control. Try to spend a day thinking about nothing but good thoughts. You’ll be amazed how easy you’ll sleep that night.

Exploremore of the wonderful places in theNorth State: There is so much to be excited about and see in this beautiful area.Have you been on the Sunset Dinner Train? Hiked toWhiskeytown Falls? The North Valley Art League is a cool place to visit, too. Find out about where you live… Explore!

Family dinnertime: It isn’t always easy, but it is so worth it. Turn off the TV and turn on the conversation. Talk about the best part of your day and the worst part of your day. Go around the table and let everyone have their say. A great way to connect with your kids – especially your teenagers!

Family game night: If you don’t have family close by, invite friends and neighbors over once or twice a month (or more!) and play cards. If you have small ones, set aside an hour a week to lay on the floor or sit at the table and play a game with them. There are so many fun family games out there.

Getmore organized: Clean out drawers, closets, file cabinets. If you can afford it, hire a specialist who can help you. Clothes and house items you no longer use can be donated to several charities.

Pay off debt:What a great feeling to be debt free!Hack away as much as you can to pay off those high interest credit cards and get rid of them. Try paying more towards the principal of your mortgage. Visit a financial planner for professional advice.

Take a class at the college: Always wanted to learn how to take pictures? Use a computer program?Write a story? Become a teacher? Knowledge is power and it’s never too late to learn.

Volunteer more to help others: There are so many wonderful organizations that could use your time.Mentor a child. Visit the elderly. Raise money for a charity.Help out where you can and feel grateful that you are able to help.



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