Daily Resolution: Change a Scary Reflection

Someone once told me that bathrooms are made to create a bit of an illusion, sort of like mirrors in a funhouse at a fair. The standard lighting fixtures are often chosen to present a “glowing” and “air-brushed” looking you. The lighting may have a slight tinge to it instead of bright white light. Your make-up and/or clothing may even look different depending on which bathroom you use. Try getting ready for work in a new room to see if it does not change the way you prepare for the day. But don’t get dressed in the dark!

Daily Resolution: Cultivate a Herbivore Haven

Gardens are not just for country folk.  A small garden is as close as a window sill. Start an herb garden in your kitchen! Basil, fennel, cilantro and many others can be easily started right from seeds, and if you choose, they can be transplanted later. Fresh additions to your meals can be at your fingertips. Do little research on the amount of sunlight and soil your selections need. Many herbs are low maintenance requiring only periodic watering and can be placed on a window ledge until needed.

Daily Resolution: Give It a Stamp of Approval

Some of us still indulge in sending letters through snail mail. The next time you go to the post office for stamps, find something that says something indicative of you. While many people traditionally choose stamps that depict hearts and love for wedding invitations, there are also dignified as well as silly images to choose from for other purposes.  There is a wide variety of images to choose from: Elvis, Hawaiian shirts, Disney characters, etc. You can also create custom stamps!

Today’s Resolution: Have Some Fun for One

Solitaire is a basic game that comes loaded on most computers for passing the time or real strategizing. Instead of letting the mouse do all of the work, get yourself a real deck of playing cards and set up a game on the kitchen table, the floor, or on your desk (only if the boss is out of the office). In an age where everything is going electronic, sometimes it is good to do some things the old-fashioned way.

Today’s Resolution: Write a “Letter to the Editor”

Today's Resolution: Write a “Letter to the Editor”

Need to vent? Feeling appreciative? Just need to be heard? Consider writing a “letter to the editor” for a local newspaper or online forum/blog.  If you are writing to complain, be sure to propose a feasible solution. If you are writing to thank an individual or organization, be specific about what actions were taken and who benefited. Chances are you will feel better afterward and someone will be reassured they are not the only ones with similar feelings or grateful you took the time to thank someone deserving.

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