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New Year’s Resolutions

Ah yes the time of the year for New Years resolutions! Maybe quite logically so, these don’t differ too much worldwide. Last year in the US, the top 3 was equally shared by: eat healthier, get more exercise and save (more) money. Closely followed by self care, as in getting more sleep and read more…I guess reading more could fall into self care since reading can be quite relaxing.

The statistics for “romantic” resolutions do differ between men and women. The first one not surprisingly so. 34% of men would like more sex in the new year….16% of women will concur. Unexpectedly so; men also lead in the percentage in wanting to find love and start a family respectively 17% and 9%….women 12% and 5%. Although logically it all circles back to the wanting more sex because you might need love for that and you may end up creating a family! Just my train of thought.

I put my New Years resolutions for last year in my phone in order to remind myself. The first one was: to text people back right away. If I don’t respond to a text the minute I receive it…I will forget. I think I have gotten 80% better with this…still working on my work e-mail though…Second was: reach out to people when I think about them…this started out strong but has faltered since then. Exercise was on my list…and will continue to pop up every spring. The one thing I can check off last year’s list is my physical…but since these are annual…Keep taking care of myself, following up on doctor’s appointments…it’s all on my list. Hence, my list for 2022 will be the exact same one as the one for every other year! But most of all just to keep enjoying the moment, to not take for granted what we have. If anything these pandemic year have been a wake up call that nothing is guaranteed.

I know you have to start small with resolutions, they should be feasible. Experts recommend to stick to changing one behavior pattern at a time. Although most of them seem to intertwine. You should also tell people about your resolutions since you will be more likely to execute them. Your friends will hold you accountable….I know mine will!!

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