Now that the new year has begun, it's a perfect time to reflect for a few minutes on what stressors in your life you would like to eliminate, or which healthy changes you might want to bring into your life, to create what you really want in the new year. This newsletter brings ideas for changes to make, and some tips on how to move forward with those goals. We also want to hear from you--what are your goals for the new year? I'll be sharing resources here, on Facebook and via Twitter that can help you to really make the most of your new year, whether you want to make one small change at a time, or several sweeping changes at once. This is your year ! -Elizabeth P.S. Feel free to forward this email to friends who may benefit, or reshare / retweet any social media post you think can help. This is a great year to support your friends in stress management as well. Happy New Year!!
Often during the new year, people get inspired to make positive changes in their lives, and start making their lists in the first week of January. Many times, by mid-January or early February, people feel disheartened, and quietly abandon their goals. Learn how to keep your motivation strong, set the right goals, and make things happen in the new year.
Last year, I asked many of my colleagues at About.com Health to share with me the best resolutions for people with various life situations: those interested in exercise, those wanting to quit smoking, those living with various diseases and conditions, and more. This collection of resources is what I came up with, and I must admit, it's an inspiring read for those who want to increase health but aren't sure which goals to choose. Visit our New Year's Resolutions Blog Carnival, and see what grabs your attention and motivation!
Every year, many people set New Year's Resolutions for themselves--plans for changes in one's life that can bring less stress, greater health, and increased happiness. (I recommend that people set goals rather than resolutions, in order to avoid new year perfectionism, burnout, and frustration that sabotage success.) What are your new year's resolutions? What do you really want in life? Share your new year's resolutions and tell why they're important, and see what others are planning for the new year!