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New Year’s Resolutions

Let’s start by defining what resolutions are. 
According to Wikipedia: “A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year’s Day. Some examples include resolutions to donate to the poor more often, to become more assertive, or to become more environmentally responsible.”
Whatever your New Year’s resolutions are I will ask you to look at what is driving them. Most of us stick to our New Year’s resolutions for a big part of January but then come February we find ourselves stuck in the vicious circle of work and family and kids… basically life gets in the way. How can you make sure that life doesn’t get in the way?
Before you decide what your new year’s resolutions are, take a moment to look at why you made these specific resolutions. Is this resolution close to your heart? Is it motivated by fear or a deep desire to make a lasting change? 
If 1 of your resolutions is to lose weight, did you make it because you want to feel healthier and lighter or because you will look better in the eyes of society and those who love you? Whatever your resolution, there’s no right or wrong just make sure it is what YOU want and not what someone else might want for you. 
We are part of a big and very influential society. Sometimes we believe we should be on a certain road because this is what is expected, this is the norm. In 2010 I am inviting you to question these norms and make it a point not to live up to anyone else’s expectations but your own. You are the author of your own life and if these resolutions serve it hooray to that! If not follow your heart and listen to the voice of your intuition because this is where you will find all your answers.

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