New Year’s Resolutions

What is Your New Year’s Resolution?

Every year, countless people make the same New Year’s resolutions. They vow to lose weight, quit smoking, get out of debt and get more organized. Unfortunately, many times these resolutions, as well as many others, never come to pass.

Statistics show that nearly 90% of all people who make New Year’s resolutions do not see them through. This may have something to do with the fact that they are setting their sights too high.

This year, why not try something new? Your resolution does not necessarily have to focus on you. Plan to do something for a friend, loved one, or even your community. Not only will you feel great, the recipient of your good deeds will feel great too!

Volunteer. Nonprofit organizations, of all types, are always on the lookout for volunteers. Don’t think that you need to commit to several hours a week, in order to be considered. These organizations are just as grateful to those who commit to helping out one hour per week, as they are to those who volunteer more time.

Bake for someone. Do you have an elderly neighbor or family member would enjoy a home-cooked meal? If you enjoy cooking, consider preparing them a nutritious meal from time to time. Many times these individuals can no longer cook for themselves or have a very limited food budget and find themselves eating frozen food or meals out of a can.

Make charitable donations. These donations do not have to be large, in size. Even if you only donate $10 each week, it does make a difference… plus its tax deductible. Many organizations depend on these donations, to keep their doors open. They truly appreciate every dollar they receive.

Further your education. As the saying goes ‘you are never too old to learn’. So, take time out to enroll in a class, which interests you. It can be something rather complex or something that’s just plain fun. Either way, you are broadening your horizons.

Recycling, it’s never too late to do your part to help save the environment. If everyone took a few minutes, out of their hectic schedule, to recycle the world would be a much cleaner place.

Remember, the majority of people who enjoy ‘New Year’s resolution successes’ are the ones who choose obtainable goals.

But, even if your resolution does not come to pass, don’t despair! There’s always next year or the year after that.