10 Popular Resolutions
Can u spot a resolution that "speaks" to you among these perennially popular decrees?
1- GET ON TOP OF MY FINANCES
with recession taking its toll worldwide, it isn't surprising that many will resolve to get their finances in order in 2010.
Handy Hint: Start saving. Only spend money you have. Dimish ur debt. Tighten those belts!
2- SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
a lot of us fee we dont spend enough quality time with those we love. so pick up the phone and start arranging experiences that you can do together.
Handy Hint: Like this idea? Send an email invite to a picnic in a centrally located park. Everyone brings food and drink- and smorgasbord of catch-up relaxation results.
3- GET FIT
visualise urself the way u want to be and promise urself rewards along the way. get into the mindset of "no excuses!"
Handy Hint: make a date today with a good pal to walk once a week for 50 minutes-and take ur first baby steps to better health.
4- LOSE WEIGHT
with the increasing number of overweight people, weight loss remains a popular New Year's resolution.
Handy Hint: dont stop eating the things u love, just eat them less. watch ur portion sizes with resolve, daily and the weight will drop.
5- QUIT SMOKING
this is a hard habit to break because nicotine is extremely addictive.
Handy Hint: dont determine to give up on smoking when other aspects of ur life are stressful. wait until ur in good space-and get plenty of emotional support to keep u on track.
6- SMELL THE ROSES
Lost ur mojo? the easiest way to kick-start ur joie de vivre is to do something outside the box.
Handy Hint: remember too that small is beautiful and focus on life's minutiae, like a great song on the radio, a tasty peach, ur friends thoughfullness and unexpected invitation.
7- QUIT DRINKING
if drinking is doing u more harm than good, stop altogether, learn to moderate ur tipples or call alcoholics anonymous for the support u need. those living with alcoholics will also find friends at AA.
Handy Hint: resolve to drink two non-alcoholic drinks of your choice for every alcoholic drink. that's a brilliant start!
8- LEARN SOMETHING NEW
there's nothing more esteem-building than getting an additional qualification under ur belt. ur career options widen, u meet new people and u exercise ur brain.
Handy Hint: community colleges offer a plethora of inexperience courses. remember: nothing ventured,nothing gaiined!
9- I WANT TO HELP PEOPLE
the world shrinks into a smaller global village with catastrophes reaching us daily via the media, so its no surprise that "volunteering holidays" are booming worldwide.
Handy Hint: if time is an issue, donate furniture, clothing and other household itmes for those less fortunate in life than u.
10- I WANT TO GET ORGANISED
Whether its ur home or office, almost everyone wishes they had better systmes in place.
Handy Hint: Take one untidy aspect of ur life and draw up a plan to get on top of it. give urself three months to see improvement.