Happy New Year!

The New Year!   A Happy 2020!…any resolutions?

A time for Resolutions…Did you know?  The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, over 4,000 years ago.  They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor of the new year—though for them the new year began not in January but in mid-March, when the crops were planted.

A New Year’s resolution list is a list of things that we want to do or keep throughout the year . The list usually includes tasks of self-improvement or betterment.  Below are some of the more popular suggestions for you (gathered from the internet).

  1. Exercise more
  2. Lose weight
  3. Get organized
  4. Learn a new skill or hobby
  5. Live life to the fullest
  6. Save more money / spend less money
  7. Quit smoking
  8. Spend more time with family and friends
  9. Travel more
  10. Read more

And, now for tips on how to achieve these goals:

1. Mentally prepare for change
2. Set a goal that motivates you
3. Limit resolutions to a manageable amount
4. Be specific
5. Break up big goals into smaller goals
6. Write down your goals
7. Share your resolutions with others
8. Automate where possible (use technology, such as your phone, to send you reminders)
9. Review your resolution regularly
10. If you fall off track, get back on quick