Daily Resolution: Throw Yourself a Life Line

Someday your personal life’s details will be reduced to a small chip. In some ways, we are already there. Until we reach that point for complete easy access, having important information available could be life-saving.  What happens if you become incapacitated and cannot communicate? Keep a short list of medical conditions, allergies and critical medications in your wallet or purse…just in case.

Daily Resolution: Count Down Calories or Carbs

Informally tally up your calorie or carbohydrate intake for one day (depending on your chosen food pyramid).  Read labels when they are available. Don’t change regular eating habits; just pay more attention to what you are taking in. Grazers beware. Those extra trips to the kitchen for a mid-day snack or an added handful of something may be costing more than you know. MyFitnessPal is a great app for tracking calories if you decide to do it regularly and it connects to all other kinds of exercise apps too!

If you need to take action based on your observations, think it over after you have that final cookie.

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!

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