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New Year's Resolutions


New Year’s resolutions are often full of clichés and well-meaning promises. So, before you get caught up in the hoopla, read some of the sound advice offered by Wake Forest Baptist Health.

New Year's Resolutions: Be Realistic

Many people make resolutions that they don’t achieve for many reasons, often because they seem so overwhelming, From a psychological perspective, try making resolutions that you can actually follow through on. While that seems counter intuitive, try lowering your expectations a little. That way, by the time next December 31st rolls around, you can say – ‘I did it!’”

A sample list of attainable New Year’s resolutions:

  • “I will eat a little less fried food this year.”
  • “I will drive a little more slowly this year.”
  • “I will help others a little more this year.”
  • “I will interfere in my children’s lives a little less this year.”
  • “I will talk a little less and listen a little more.”
  • “I will smile a little more this year.”
  • “I will be a little better person than I was last year.”

Doing just a little bit is like a seed that might grow. Start little and see what happens.

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