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)…

Today’s Resolution: Tell Someone Unexpected That You Love Them

All you need is love, yes?

Forget “personal space” and all that “my parents didn’t hug me enough” boo-hoo’ing today. You love people, people love you. Lighten up! Hugs, smiles and fulfilling relationships have been scientifically proven to make you a happier person.

So for today, tell someone that you love them. They could be a friend, a parent who you haven’t talked to in a while, or a co-worker who always has your back.

You don’t have to sit down, take their hand, and look deeply into their eyes or anything; We’re not asking you to spark a bromance here. I mean, when’s the last time you told someone… “I love you, man” or… “girl, I freaking love you” while sober or otherwise semi-serious?

Today’s Resolution: Don’t Bad Mouth Anyone Today

Whether you hate Lady Gaga or that chatty barista at your local Starbucks who’s “slow as hell”—keep it to yourself today. Negativity attracts negativity and gossip only leads to more gossip. Have you ever noticed that when you get together with a group of people and one person starts bad-mouthing someone, suddenly it’s like a room full of bumble bees looking for honey?

Today, and just for today… shut up.

When you find yourself about to pop out something remarkably obnoxious and hateful, find a way to say something creatively positive instead. You might just find that a happy mouth is a happy mind.

Update: Resolution Complete – or so it would seem.

Today’s Resolution: Answer The Phone Every Time it Rings

Today could be tough for some, and easy for others. If you’re in good standing with all of your credit cards and you don’t have any annoying inlaws to ignore, today will be a good day for you. If there are people better ignored via the telephone, today may take a dose of bravery (or Xanax). Brace yourself, you might just resolve something unexpected today.

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