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My New Year’s Resolution

My New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, we are flooded with sayings and mantras over various social media outlets. This post I found on my Facebook account and over all of the ones I have seen over the past week it speaks to me personally.

So what if that is the only New Year’s Resolution I make this year; exact what does it mean?

Well, as I speak about in my healthier lifestyle blog, it means making positive resolutions instead of negative ones in my journey to a healthier lifestyle. It also mean accepting my body and loving it TODAY, not when I lose another 40 pounds, or fit into a certain size. The link to my blog is here for anyone interested;

http://fortysomethingandgettinghealthy.blogspot.ca/2014/01/new-year-new-you-challenge.html

I also believe that this mantra means that I am kind to myself every day. No more beating myself up over poor choices, but praising myself for the positive choices in food and exercises choices I make each day. I have spent way too many years putting myself down. I now commit to lifting myself up from 2014 onward!

If I love myself more, I also love my loved ones more. I am going to focus on being happier and softer spoken with my family and friends. I shout and speak harshly too much both to my amazing wife and wonderful Chicklets.

This is going to be by far the hardest Resolution year to keep! But it will also be the most rewarding. I invite you to join me on this journey and also to share your resolutions here in the comments. Together, we can accomplish anything!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Sheri

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A Venture in Happiness…..

I have really been enjoying reading other people’s blogs. The vast array of writting styles and topics is almost overwhelming. I could easily spend endless hours reading and leaving my comments. One such post struck me in a very personal way today.

Someone wrote about concentrating on seeing things in their day to be appreciative about. They, at the end of the post, encouraged those who just finifshed reading this to try this  exercise in appreciation.  I felt like a higher force had led me to read this particular post today. I have struggled through my life to NOT focus on the negative but find the positive in my days. I have found since I started blogging that I was looking for interesting and usually positive things to share with our community. …..but I have decided to take this concept of finding the positive and use it in my blog.

I am going to create a new page called My Appreciations. I am committing to edititng this page every day; even those days I am not blogging. I am excited to see how this list of appreciations grows. Some will be big and others quite small and ordinary. I think that as I focus my mind this way I am not only going  to feel  not only happier but more capable to handle daily stresses calmly.

I encourage you to consider trying this type of exercise in your life. Let me know how it is going if you decide to embark on a “happiness” venture.

Cheers!

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I have really been enjoying reading other people’s blogs. The vast array of writting styles and topics is almost overwhelming. I could easily spend endless hours reading and leaving my comments. One such post struck me in a very personal way today.

Someone wrote about concentrating on seeing things in their day to be appreciative about. They, at the end of the post, encouraged those who just finifshed reading this to try this  exercise in appreciation.  I felt like a higher force had led me to read this particular post today. I have struggled through my life to NOT focus on the negative but find the positive in my days. I have found since I started blogging that I was looking for interesting and usually positive things to share with our community. …..but I have decided to take this concept of finding the positive and use it in my blog.

I am going to create a new page called My Appreciations. I am committing to edititng this page every day; even those days I am not blogging. I am excited to see how this list of appreciations grows. Some will be big and others quite small and ordinary. I think that as I focus my mind this way I am not only going  to feel  not only happier but more capable to handle daily stresses calmly.

I encourage you to consider trying this type of exercise in your life. Let me know how it is going if you decide to embark on a “happiness” venture.

Cheers!

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