Today’s Resolution: Dare to Be Different

Today's Resolution: Dare To Be Different

Resolve to do something out of the ordinary today. Drink your coffee black if you normally do not.  Change your hairstyle. Wear a color you don’t normally wear or one that is not in your wardrobe. Change does not need to be overly dramatic. Take a different route to work or school; take the long way home. Break out of the everyday.

Today’s Resolution: Make Movie Madness

If you have spent any time at all on a weekend in front of your television, you are probably aware of “marathon” sessions of shows or movies. There are familiar and recurring entries: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Rocky, and many others. Instead of being victim to what might be monotonous hours of heavy breathing by Darth Vader or bloodied faces in a boxing ring, try planning your own video marathon. Clear your schedule of 4-6 hours (or more), invite family/friends, organize a menu and let the movies begin!

Today’s Resolution: Answer the Question “Will It Blend?”

Today's Resolution: Answer the Question “Will It Blend?”

There is a series of YouTube videos that has made its mark with the title, “Will It Blend?” and experiments each segment with throwing random items into an ultra-hardcore blender to see how well things will blend. How often do we really use a blender for anything anymore?  We rely on others to do the “blending.”  A popular refreshment that we allow others to blend for us is the smoothie. They range in flavors, sizes, and prices. As accessible as they might be, it is even more convenient and inexpensive to make your own at home. There’s no magic or cost involved. Experiment with flavors. Often you can take what is readily available (bananas, yogurt, ad handful of berries, and some ice) and create a sweet smoothie that is healthy and easy to make. Straw not included.

Today’s Resolution: Celebrate Christmas in July

Each year as the winter holidays roll around, I find myself scurrying to get holiday greetings out to family and friends. It even seems more and more acceptable to get them out as late as January after the major holidays have passed. This year, why not resolve to get the correspondence out 5 months ahead of time when the pace is slower?

Personalize a letter and attach to an email for friends and family. They will not be expecting it, and they will appreciate a detailed update on what you have been doing. If you want to splurge a little, buy holiday cards with festive stamps and use snail mail to spread the holiday cheer. You might even get some special responses!

Today’s Resolution: Put a Lid On It!

Make a concerted effort to check your lids around the house, apartment, or condo. Check your toothpaste tubes, ketchup bottles, and trash cans. Clean up any excess goop or mess around tops and lids. Can’t find that elusive lid to the Tupperware? Put all of the lids in one place or match each one of them up with its counterpart.

Instead of discarding containers, try to re-use plastic containers that do not have lids. Look in the garage or shed for any hazardous materials that need a cover or should be properly disposed of or recycled.

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