7 New Years Resolutions You CAN Keep
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7 New Years Resolutions You CAN Keep

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7 New Years Resolutions You CAN Keep

We all know how hard it is to keep a resolution, so in the spirit of the 2017 New Year, here is 7 resolutions that you CAN keep! Let me know in the comments what YOUR resolutions are for 2017!

Love yourself FIRST

I don't mean taking time for yourself, or anything remotely sexual... I'm talking about LOVING yourself; accepting yourself for all your flaws and little quirks and believing that you are good enough, that you ARE worth it! If you aren't happy with yourself, how can you be happy in/with any other relationship in your life? Put yourself first, do what makes YOU the happiest, and the rest will follow.

SAVE money

I know my parents always told me this tip, but it wasn't until college when I really needed to buckle down on spending and save when I followed this one trick; keep a check register to track your spending. I believe most banks hand these out for free, and I have found that it is the easiest way to track how much you spent and on what. This way you aren't left with $6.23 in your bank account wondering, "where did all of this money go?!"

Don’t strive to lose weight…. strive to FEEL better

There's many ways that we can do our part to feel better, that most likely will lead to those few extra pounds to shed in no time! One proven method is drinking more water, most Americans don't drink as much water as they should throughout the day, so even drinking 8 more ounces than you are now will not only keep you fuller, but it has been known to cure acne and only skin, as well as flush out harmful toxins. Eating dinner at the dinner table instead of in front of the TV will help you eat less and feel more satisfied. It also fosters communication (tying in to our last resolution)!

Drink less alcohol

Just kidding… Who wants to do THAT?!

Make time for YOURSELF

We don't take time for ourselves.... or maybe the problem is that we take TOO much time, or the wrong amount of time. Instead of taking time out of your day to "peacefully" scroll through your social media feeds, schedule time to sit quietly and get some fresh air, or shut your eyes, or grab that extra glass of water. Just settle down, clear your mind, and BREATHE.

Don’t feel pressured to be selfless… just COMMUNICATE

This ones a little more challenging as far as up-keep, but try sending out hand written letters. If you don't want to send them to a friend or family member, there are many resources in your community like the National Guard and Operation Happiness that will set you up with another person to communicate with. We all had pen pals when we were young! who knows, you just might gain a friend or two :)

Be more INVOLVED with family and friends

Here's a simple quest for you... when you think of a family member or a friend, shoot them a text or call and leave a voicemail for them. Your 23 Twitter followers can wait, make the connections that matter the most, while you're still here to make them.

I wish you all a VERY merry holiday, and a happy, happy new year! :)

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