We thought it would be fun if we each wrote an article about New Year's Resolutions, to get three different viewpoints. We will post them today, tomorrow, and Friday. Happy New Year!
It’s that time of year when people start thinking about making some healthy changes. In fact, more people strive to improve their health on January 1st than at any other time of the year. That probably has a lot to do with the symbolism…you know, a new year and a whole new you.
I’m a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, although I would argue that any time is good for making healthy changes. If you think you might want to give it a shot there are a few tips to keep in mind:
Above all else, have fun with your New Year’s resolutions. My goal in 2015 is to decrease my stress. To do that I’m heading back to childhood and will be doing many things that I loved as a kid such as coloring, playing my flute, reading, etc. Just thinking about the possibilities is making me giggle.
I wish you a fun and Happy New Year!!
I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it was great! Use a memory jar to commemorate fun or special events throughout your year, and then on New Year's Eve go through it to take a trip down Memory Lane.
You can use any container--I like the idea of a glass jar so I can see the contents, but a shoebox or coffee can would work just as well. Decorate the container however you wish. I used scrapbook stickers of words such as "laughter" "blessings" and "memories". I was going to put 2015 on it, but decided against it so that I can use the jar every year.
I will put small mementos in the jar all year long--ticket stubs, trinkets, etc.
I also have a small note pad with colorful patterns, and will write out memories with the date. By 12-31-2015, there should be lots of items in the jar and Dave and I can look back on our year and remember all of the fun we had.
These make great gifts, too!
Stocking Stuffers: what's not to love? Small, wrapped goodies shoved into an overflowing sock; the possibilities are endless!!
Each year I labor over what to put in Dave's stocking. It's usually so heavy with "stuff" that it tips almost sideways over the fireplace. There are things that he gets annually (fun boxers and Ho Ho's) but I also try to shake it up each year.
If you get stuck on what to include, think of the recipient's interests and go from there. Here are some ideas:
Dental hygiene items: toothbrush, floss
Make-up remover wipes
Tickets to a show, sporting event, or a movie theater
Wine glass charms
Cute cocktail napkins
1st Aid supplies for car
Car wash certificates
Decorative cupcake liners
Measuring spoons or cups
Packets of seeds
Travel alarm clock
Travel size toiletries
Bring some extra holiday joy with stocking stuffers!!
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