Today’s Resolution: Avoid Being Overdue

One under-utilized resource in your community might be the public library. When was the last time you went? Do you even have a library card? You do not even have to leave the comfort of your couch to have access to classic Greek dramas to Do It Yourself guides. Many public libraries now have free downloads of your favorite authors and topics.

You may have to download software for the appropriate reader to open books, but that is free too. Make a point of exploring what is available through your local library; you are long overdue!

Today’s Resolution: Ask “What’s Up, Doc?”

When we’re children, check-ups at the doctor are essentially beyond our control. We are weighed and measured, given our shots, and asked to turn and cough (some of us).  As adults, especially when we feel well, we overlook these check-ups with the doctor.

Make an effort to visit with your medical practitioner.  Ask about normal blood pressure ranges for your age. See if you can get blood work done to check cholesterol levels. Inquire about any unusual skin spots; melanoma occurs much too frequently. Don’t be afraid to ask, What’s Up, Doc?”

Today’s Resolution: Be the Center of Attention

When someone visits your home or encounters your work area, is there a centerpiece that says something about you? Stay away from cliché items such as floral arrangements, fruit bowls, or decanters.

Find something that speaks to your identity. Place a bowl of baseballs on your coffee table.  Fill a large jar with goldfish and put on your desk at work. Adorn your kitchen table with a Venus Flytrap; just keep the food away from it!

Today’s Resolution: Get Recharged

Batteries can be a nuisance. You can never find them when you need them; they die at inconvenient times; and they can be expensive. Remembering to change them usually only happens at Daylight Savings time twice a year when we are admonished to check our smoke detectors. Do a battery inventory today. Get back-up batteries or buy a charger and rechargeable ones.

Do you know what to do with old batteries? Do not discard them in a regular trash can; they contain toxic materials. Check with your local recycling center or contact a battery retailer. When was the last time you had your car battery checked?

Today’s Resolution: Push for One More

As you go through the day be cognizant of when you can push yourself just a little harder to achieve. If you exercise, strive for one more sit-up, push, or rep. Diet conscious? Drink one more glass of water. Running errands? Add one more stop to your travels to knock off one more off the “things to do” list.

Encourage others to do the same. Ask children to pick up one more toy; ask your significant someone for one more kiss. Ask the boss for one more pay raise…discretion is advised.

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