When we are out having dinner and drinks in January, after you confirm that everyone has survived the holidays, topics trend toward what is in store for the new year. We all make silly New Year’s resolutions, many of which are completely unattainable. Maybe that’s the idea; make up something that sounds good with no intentions of ever following through. In 2011, let’s take a simpler approach to resolutions Kansas City.
Here are some very simple ways to positively and permanently change your life:
- Procrastinators – Stop finding reasons to put off your dreams and make every day “one of these days”.
- Shyness – Lift your head up, make eye contact, smile and say “hello” to a beautiful stranger every day.
- Timid – Have the courage to walk away from every negative or abusive person in your life and never look back.
- Non-committal – Shout your true feelings from the rooftops and never stop finding ways to show it to that person.
- Angry – Remove negative influences from your life and perform random acts of kindness to friends, loved ones and complete strangers.
Warning – this type of lifestyle changes can become addictive and may replace current addictive behaviors that are troubling you or those around you.
If you would prefer something more specific to your lifestyle, you can still simplify it in order to make it believable and attainable. Here are some suggestions how to make a difficult resolution into simple actions that require baby steps:
- Quit drinking – Attend an AA meeting
- Quit smoking – Join a cessation program
- Lose weight – Get a personal trainer at the local gym
- Go on a diet – Look past the fried foods on the menu
- Recycle – Wash and reuse anything made of plastic or glass
Change is not easy, so take it easy on yourself. So what If you forget or slack off? Once you remember, get motivated to start again.
If you ignore all of this, please plan one thing from this article – take a vacation! Not a stay-cation, a real vacation. You deserve it.
I will see you out there Kansas City.
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