Taking a New Look at New Year’s Resolutions

I get tired of resolving year-after-year to “lose weight and exercise more.”  Actually I’ve found it helpful to focus more on things that will be fun and in being happy with my life.  The great part is that in doing the fun things, I end up losing weight and exercising more.  Here are my suggestions for the new year:  How to Be Nice to Yourself …How to Set Goals Using the 43 Things Website …How to Feel Better Quickly (Mood Boosting Ideas) …How to Quit Obsessing Over Bad Economic News …How to Reduce Aggravations in Your Life …

This year, I do want to clear out things that are needlessly filling my closets and garage.  How to Eliminate Clutter That Has Emotional Links  …How to Know You Have Too Much Stuff …How to Sell Antique Diaries

I do want to read more.  How to Make Time for Reading …How to Use Reading to Exercise Your Mind …How to Find Book Sales …How to Expand the Mind through Reading …

I want to write more.  How to Create Poetry Using Online Forms …How to Write Family Memories for Our Echo …How to Become a Top Reviewer on Amazon …How to Write Family Memories Triggered by Photos …How to Write a Trip Poem …How to Get the Most from a Writer’s Workshop

I want to get really good at the things that interest me (gardening, photography, writing for eHow).  How to Become an Expert in Anything …How to Photograph Mushrooms …How to Find Flowers to Photograph …

White Rose Bouquet
White Rose Bouquet

I want to be nicer to other people.  How to Spread Good Feelings …How to Reconnect with Old Friends …

Hopefully in trying to do those things, I’ll have a happy new year.  I see from the articles I’ve written (links in blue above), that I know what I need to do, so it’s just a matter of applying my energy to these things. 

Best of luck to all of you in having your own “happy new year.”


Positive Thinking

I noticed that a number of my writings fall into the category of positive thinking.  It must be from reading Pollyanna at a young and impressionable age.  Actually I’ve found positive thinking helpful throughout my career and even in retirement.