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A Resolution We Can All Live Better With
Created on 12/26/2012

It’s that time when we consider anew how we might better ourselves in the coming year. Yes, time to consider New Year’s Resolutions.

Sometimes they’re good for us.

And sometimes, not so good.

Why? Because we often set ourselves up for failure by creating unrealistic goals that all too quickly we learn are not going to be met. And then we beat ourselves up because of it.

There’s a better way. I recommend this year’s New Year’s Resolution be made up of one word (with an additional 2 words in parentheses).

Stand before your mirror and offer up this Resolution for the New Year:

“Kindness (towards myself).”

It’s an achievable goal but one that takes a little work. Because it’s so easy to beat ourselves up.

Please, be kind to yourself.

Doing so will make it easier for you to make healthy choices in diet and lifestyle that are easy to live with.

Doing so will make it easier for you to hold to those healthy choices as the weeks and months pass because you won’t over-extend – you’ll do what you can, when you can. And you’ll be successful for it.

And being kind to your self makes it far easier to be kind to others.

Making New Year’s Resolutions is often a balancing act – between what we want to achieve, what we think we can achieve, and what we know stands in our way.

Set your goals in such a way that they can easily be met, so that you will be greeted repeatedly with success. And a good guide in this regard is to set your first Resolution with kindness – towards yourself.

Wishing you and yours a New Year of added peace, happiness and good health.

Be well.

Dr. Russ

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