Today’s Resolution: Make a New Friend

The world of social networks somehow brings us all together yet so painfully far apart at the same time. “Like, I totally responded to all of your posts for the past year, so why do we need to get coffee and catch up? Guh! You’re so needy!”

So while you’re passive-aggressively putting those meetups off, let’s try to start fresh. Today your goal is to make a new friend. Maybe they won’t be a lifelong friend, and maybe they’ll just be a new friend you made in line at the grocery store. Regardless, let’s make a friend. Ask them what they do, who they are, how they get their teeth so white… you know, all the usual new-friend stuff.

 

Today’s Resolution: Eat Something New

When I was a kid, I had three basic food groups: vanilla ice cream, cheese pizza, and orange juice. My mom would try to throw in a little meatloaf and chicken pot pie for dinner, but when you’ve got lunch money and public school, you can buy all the snacks you want.

Thankfully, sometime around the time I met Patrick and he convinced me that red wine would change my life (it did), we started going crazy with the palate-testing. Squid ink pasta at Chez Henri in Cambridge, MA was probably my most memorable-looking dish, but I had pig nose at some place in Chicago too and that’s an image that will stay with me, probably forever.

So today, try something new. I’m in St. Thomas this week, so there’s bound to be something crazy to try out.

Today’s Resolution: Drink 3 Cups of Green Tea

Not only do we not drink enough water every day, but we definitely don’t drink enough tea… right? And don’t worry, green tea is wicked manly too, so it’s cool.. just ask Kevin Rose.. he’s totally manly and that dude loves his tea.

More importantly, green tea is said to help you lose weight and is pretty much proven to reduce anxiety tremendously within 48 hours just by drinking three cups a day. Let me know how you feel at the end of the day. And drink decaf if you need to, I will be.

 

Today’s Resolution: Read a Book For At Least One Hour Today

Reading reddit doesn’t count for this one today, sorry bubs. Remember those stacks of paper, intricately bound together? They’ve got words and stuff on them, probably in a typeface like Times New Roman. Ew, right? It’s cool, you can use your Kindle, iPad, or whatever electronic device you use to consume print media. Or, you can open a real book, flip real pages, and do it old school.

Whatever your preferred method, your goal today is to read a book¬† for at least an hour. Reading is proven to reduce stress, and we could all use a little break from reality, so if you’ve been meaning to catch up on a book you put down weeks ago, or you haven’t picked one up in years (that’s me), today take an hour to sit and relax with a story.

And when you’re done, report back on what you read!

Today’s Resolution: Act Like a Superhero

If people didn’t like superheroes, the box office would be broke right now. So today, be a superhero: a superhero of household chores, a superhero of getting your own coffee, a superhero of standing up for someone getting picked on, a superhero of holding the door for a line of people that never seems to end… you get it. Be awesome. Be independent. Be “the better person”.

Unless you’re physically unable to do something, don’t ask for help today. Instead, help everyone else. Help people when they ask for it. Help people when they don’t ask for it. Choose your favorite superhero and go with it.

No capes necessary, just love for our fellow humans. Step into your invisible (or visible, if you like) superhero costume and for every situation today, ask yourself “how can I do this better than anyone else?” Then flex your muscles in the mirror like Popeye.

And when your day of crime-frighting ends today, a beer or glass of wine will surely be well-deserved.

Complete: Act Like a SuperHero (and other tales of crab-napping)…

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