Saturday, January 1, 2011

For Big Changes in 2011, Resolve to Start Small

A brand new year is always a time to reflect on what improvements we want to make in our lives. Most of us have no problem making a list of New Year’s resolutions, but what often trips us up is biting off more than we can chew when we resolve to follow through on those life changes.

This year, instead of attempting to go to the gym five days a week, why not take the stairs each day instead of the elevator and ease your way into the gym. And instead of cutting out all unhealthy snacks, try to drink more water and eat more fresh fruit.

Maybe your goal for 2011 is to help others. Hospitals, libraries, schools and community organizations need volunteers on a regular basis. For just a few hours a week you could really make a difference in the lives of others. Why not just resolve to help out once? Maybe if you have a good experience you will then want to make a more regular commitment.

Whatever your New Year’s resolutions are, just remember that consistent, small changes each day will result in an overall improvement in your life that you can be proud of one year from now.

Happy New Year!

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