Wednesday, January 2, 2013
How to make some resolutions to improve your family life in the new year
This year, instead of focusing on New Years Resolution for myself, I wanted to work with my husband and kids to create resolutions to improve our family life. The last two years were hard for our family and we really wanted to work on a plan to strengthen the family bond by spending more quality time together, improving our relationships, celebrating our successes, and most importantly, having more fun. We focused on only a few key areas that we wanted to improve, so it wouldn’t be so daunting to stick to them. The first thing we did was sit down as a family and ask each other where we wanted to improve or focus our energies. We talked a lot about eating healthier, being more social, giving back more to our community, saving more money, …
Friday, December 30, 2011
See which resolutions are most popular and which are most often broken.
For many, a new year is a time for a new start. The tradition of New Year’s resolutions started with the ancient Babylonians who made promises to the gods in order to get a good start on the new year, according to the history of New Year’s on History.com. Things haven’t changed that much. It is reported that the Babylonians would vow to pay off debts and return borrowed farm equipment. According to USA.gov, the most popular New Year’s resolutions are: Many of those same goals are on Time magazine's top 10 most commonly broken New Year’s resolutions: So, apparently, if your resolutions include getting a better job, a better education or being more green, you have a better chance of keeping them.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Local professionals offer concrete solutions to bolster resolve.
Ignore the statistics – data such as the University of Scranton study which indicates 25 percent of New Year’s resolutions are unsuccessful after one week. Or, stats from the same study that demonstrate 54 percent of resolutions have failed within six months. What the millions of Americans who have pledged to lose weight this year should keep in mind are the 46 percent of study resolvers who were successful after six months – and the millions more who could be successful if they had a plan and the tools to succeed. “This is where working with a professional really helps,” says Edye Wagner, manager of clinical nutrition services at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. Commit To Working With A Professional Wagner said many people who resolve …