It is good to be back in the swing of things after a short holiday break. At the start of this new year, I want to say that I am thankful for the growing number of readers of this blog. It has been great to get to know several of you, and I look forward to developing relationships with more of you this year.
My Boom Tip for this week is to set a New Year Resolution in each of three categories: Happiness, Health, and Character. If you are thinking, "I have set resolutions before, and I never stick with them." Well, we ALL have set New Year's Resolutions and then not stuck with them. However, my thinking is that it is better to have set a goal and missed the mark, than to never set the goal in the first place.
Set a goal to be happier. What do you do that makes you the MOST happy? Whatever it is, do more of it. Look for opportunities to do that ONE thing more often. This ONE thing is a natural talent that comes easy to you, so instead of working on your weaknesses this year and trying to improve those things that do not come naturally, try working on those things that do come easy and build on your talents and stregths. You will be much happier and be SO much more effective.
Set a goal to be healthier. Pick one small thing for January that you can do to be healthier. Whether it is to go for a walk every day, or drink 8 glasses of water every day; just choose one thing to do in January. When you stick with that one thing for January, keep doing it and then add another small thing in February, and so on. The key is to make sure it is a very small, very easy to do action. By the end of the year you will be on your way to a much healthier lifestyle.
Set a goal to improve your character this year. Pick out one part of your character that needs help. Maybe you have a tendency to gossip. Well, choose to not gossip. Just choose ONE thing to work on. Make it specific. If you mess up and gossip, then start again and keep going with that ONE goal. See how many days in a row you can go without gossiping. Pretty soon, you will whip it and you will have molded a better character within yourself.
Have a wonderful year,
Vintage Senior Living
St. Joseph, MO