New Years Resolutions Ideas To Help Kick Off 2011

December 28, 2010 |  by  |  Lifestyle
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Now that 2011 is almost here — it’s time to start making some resolutions!

Yay, right? Like many ladies, we have the best intentions to lose weight, stop smoking or eat better, but talking the talk is not the same as walking the walk.

If you want to make a full mental and physical overhaul, but don’t know where to start, here are some ideas to kick start your New Year.

According to Yahoo!, here’s is this year’s list of the most selected resolutions for women.

Quit Smoking – Quitting this nasty, harmful habit cold turkey rarely works, and most smokers try at least 4 times before they are successful at quitting. Prescription medications, support groups are the best way to help people kick the habit. And just think, you’ll save money on White Strips.

Lose Weight – Most of us have a few pounds to lose; and again – starting a diet cold turkey is a recipe for disaster. Joining Weight Watchers is a great way to start a  slow steady decline into those skinny jeans. Avoid the crash diets – you know they never work.

Exercise More – Duh. You’ll sleep better, you’ll look better and you’ll smell better. It’s true – sweating makes your body odor less offensive!! Just start with a  20 minute walk.

Save More Money – Make a budget of expenses and stick to it. Only vary from it in cases of emergency. Use coupons, shop on sale days only, and buy in bulk whenever possible. Skip the name brands and cut back on extras you really don’t need.

Spend More Time With Family – Make a set, scheduled appointment day that is family day. Spend the time taking a walk, or playing a board game, watch a movie together or just have a good laugh while talking to one another. It really isn’t as important what you do with the time as it is to just be there.

Become More Organized –You will need calendars, files, folders, possibly storage boxes, labels, a file cabinet or an according filer, paper clips, stapler and staples, pens, pencils, and possibly a computer, if you wish to keep track of things using your computer. Set aside some time each day to work on your organization project. Commit to using this time each day to work on the project and stick to it. It may take some time to get things organized, but maintaining the system once it’s in place will be much easier.

Work Less, Play More – Don’t laugh. This is important too! We spend so much time chasing the almighty dollar that we lose sight of what we are even working for. Too many times we cash in vacation time for bonus pay, instead of taking the time off for a little R & R. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive, such as spending the day at an exclusive spa. Try packing a lunch and going to a nearby park. Watch movies, read a good book, have a few friends over for Game Night.

To Be A More Positive Person – Be grateful. Smile. Be open. These are three easy thing to make your life less stressful. Then pay it forward. A kind word from someone, a door held open when your arms were full, a beautiful sunrise or sunset, there are many positive things each day we just have to look for them and focus on them. focusing on positive life events will become a way of live and second nature to you. Before you know it you will have become a positive person.

Make A Positive Difference In The World Around You – There are so many worthy causes and individuals in need of someone offering a helping hand, to fight with them, that choosing a cause should pose no problem. Check the internet and your local paper for ideas and call other charity organizations for more information on how to get involved and make a difference


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  1. i like the positive one, seems like the easiest one on the list to actually do

  2. Here’s an idea for parents: write “letters” to your kids — journals about your family history. That’s what I resolved to do three years ago, and then I did it. Gave two thick journals to our kids two Christmases in a row.

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