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Monday, December 30, 2013

New year's resolutions are a funny topic. Almost everyone makes them, some people have given up on making them, and only a startling 8%
( www.statisticbrain.com/n
ew-years-resolution-statis
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of people are successful in their resolutions.

The problem is in the restrictions. "i want to lose weight" "eat less" "complain less"
I have had resolutions like these too and they never work.
Restrictions, or doing LESS of something is the hardest thing to accomplish.

So this year I will be doing MORE!

emoticon More vegetables
emoticon More fruit!
emoticon More water
emoticon More gratitude
emoticon More spirituality
emoticon More nature/fun
emoticon More running!
emoticon More forgiveness for myself and others

This will be far easier to accomplish than:

emoticon Less junkfood
emoticon Less pop
emoticon Less complaining
emoticon Less mindlessness
emoticon Less being lazy
emoticon Less judgement


When I focus on less, I find myself becoming attracted to those things I want less of. By focusing on what I want more of, I am hoping to attract those things to my life instead.

The next step is to break it down into accomplishable goals.

emoticon Vegetables and fruit: try for at least the daily recommendations or more! (7-10 servings)

emoticon Gratitude/Spirituality: Journal, create art, or meditate 15 minutes a day (this I have already started but it will be awesome to continue)

emoticon Running: Run 365 miles in 2014

I really believe this is the key to more lasting change. Eventually the good habits you invite more and more of will crowd out the bad ones. It may happen more slowly, but it is also permanent.

So that is my 2014! I am really looking forward to a year of more!!!
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  • v A_NEW_CHAPTER
    I think it's so important to not focus on the negative side of things - we tend to do that so much. By framing your goals in a positive manner it's easier to hug them close and keep going. emoticon

    Love the 365 miles - easy to remember!
    906 days ago
  • v STEPBYSTEP1955
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    909 days ago
  • v CASSIOEPIA
    That is the best way to change, by inviting into your life more of the healthy items.

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    910 days ago
  • v ALICIA214



    Good Luck on your journey....... emoticon
    910 days ago
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