Resolutions

Today’s Resolution: Save Your Ears & Sanity By Going Silent

Today's Resolution: Save Your Ears & Sanity By Going Silent

I learned a few things this week about sound. First, an ex-retail employee used to dealing with crowds and noise told me that any constant sound over 75 decibels for an extended period of time (like being a retail employee at an extremely busy small store) can cause hearing loss or damage.

Then I read that “Nonstop exposure to low-level background noise (like people yakking, phones ringing and distant horns blaring) doesn’t just drive you nuts — it’s also stressful to your nervous system and can dampen your mood by 40 percent”, suggests researchers at Cornell University.

So today’s resolution is to take some time away from the noise for as long as you can. Find a silent place, or use the earplugs we recommended in yesterday’s resolution and take a sound break.

Today’s Resolution: Figure Out Your Nutritional Deficiencies

Figure Out Your Nutritional Deficiencies

Last week Patrick and I got our blood analyzed. Apparently we’re the only youngin’s they’ve seen in a while because everyone was very excited to see that we’re so interested in our health.

We basically sat down, got our fingers pricked, and then got to see our blood up on a screen. The wellness consultant that was there, a pretty nerdy/smart health dude, was awesome about telling us everything there is to know about how our blood looks. My blood was very different from Patricks and vice versa.

What we discovered is that Pat needs a liver cleanse, BAD, and I need digestive enzymes (not probiotics), BAD.

See, you walk around thinking “I feel OK” and “I’m still young”, but our bodies are the only things keeping us alive and well, so we should really take care of them. Supposedly after taking digestive enzymes (different than probiotics) which help break down excess protein, I should also be less affected by allergies, depression and fatigue too, so that’s a plus!

Today’s resolution is to get your own tests figured out. You can actually analyze your blood under a microscope just like we did, or you can get SpectraCell testing done locally. Or, like us, you can look out for similar blood tests like we found at our local health food / vitamin store!

Today’s Resolution: Make Friends With Your Neighbors

Knowing the people that live around you can be very helpful in emergency situations. It’s also great way to meet new friends. Today, strike up a conversation with your neighbor. Amanda & I have been weathering Tropical Storm Debby for the past couple of days. We’ve made friends with our neighbors which has been helpful since we are new to the Florida area.

 

Today’s Resolution: Make a Go Bag

Having an emergency go bag is really handy thing to when you know what hits the fan. Today, make an all purpose emergency bag that you keep in a handy place. Amanda and I got caught in Tropical Storm Debby. Luckily we didn’t need to evacuate but we learned the importance of having a go bag.

You can create your own go bag, 72hours.org provides a helpful list of items for your go bag. Or you can purchase a prepackage one, like this 4 PersonGrab `N Go Deluxe Backpack. (aff. link)

Today’s Resolution: Recreate an Old Photo

Today's Resolution: Recreate an old photo

Find an old photo of yourself and recreate your pose. Bonus points for matching your outfit, scenery and expression. Where am I going to find white shorts?

Today’s Resolution: Invest In Yourself

Take the time today to research online degrees, certificates and continuing education programs.

Maybe there’s a cake decorating class you want to try? A wine-tasting class? Cooking class? Investing in yourself will always pay off.

Did you find a program that looked like fun?

Today’s Resolution: Rediscover the First Album You Ever Bought

Today's Resolution: Rediscover the First Album You Ever Bought

Today, rediscover the first album you ever bought. Leave a comment about what you listened too. If you liked this resolution share it with your friends. You’ll never guess what my first album was.

Today’s Resolution: Smile About It All

Today's Resolution: Smile About It All

The good, the bad and the ugly—whatever life throws at you today, shake it off and smile.

Today’s Resolution: Donate to Nature

There are nature preserves, wildlife parks, state parks and national parks everywhere. Today, take the time to donate some money, or the cost of an admission ticket to a fun day. Amanda & I have been living in Homosassa Florida for the past couple of months and down the street from us is a manatee habitat. We’ve already visited, but we also plan on donating some dough to the nice folks who take care of the rehabbed animals in the park too. We encourage you to do the same at your local park, preservation or audubon society.

 

Today’s Resolution: Lay In The Park

Laying in the park, on a hill of cool grass, may be one of the most relaxing things you can do. In the northeast where we’re from, there are only a few months out of the year that you can actually do it. Today we have guests in town, but we hope to find a park we can lounge around in, even if the word “park” is a stretch of the imagination.  I hope the weather is in your favor today so you can do the same.

 

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