5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life

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In 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food and 5 More New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food I outlined some resolutions you could make (or goals you could set) to usher in 2012. Now, I’m making suggestions for areas in your life you that will help you change your life…and maybe the world. This time, there’s a little help from Family Guy.

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Give More Hugs
I could cite some facts here about how humans are social creatures and we release all kinds of happy, calming chemicals when we have loving physical contact with others but do you really need that? You need them. Other people need them…and they’re free! How exactly are are going to go wrong with giving more people you care about hugs this year?

Laugh More
We wrote in Study Shows Laughter Really Is The Best Medicine “Recent scientific studies have shown that both physical and mental pain is soothed by laughter.” It’s also hard to go wrong with this one. You know the state of the world today and the toll it can take on you from time to time. Go get soothed!

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Get More Sleep
Maybe we all resolve to do more of this then let ourselves down or maybe we don’t consider it important enough to be a New Year’s resolution but it is of vital importance to your health. As I wrote in Could Your Smartphone Be Covering Up A Health Problem? “sleep allows the brain to recharge it’s energy” and helps with your cognitive function, among other things. Skipping this resolution could undermine your go getter resolution efforts in other areas.

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Quit Smoking
This one is a clear cut case of “It’s simple, but it’s not easy.” No one in their right mind claims kicking an addiction is easy but if you’re a smoker it’s a *simple* thing to pick out and change that can in turn really change your life. Keep in mind what’s waiting on the other side of this addiction for you: reduced risk of heart disease, emphysema, and cancer. Also, an increased ability to run at a moment’s notice if you have to or climb a mountain if you want to! Also, it will save you a lot of money.

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Go Meatless
We covered going meatless in 5 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make For Your Food but it makes this list as well because it is just that important. There are several reasons why you should consider not eating or eating less meat that range from withdrawing your money from the meat industry’s pillage of natural resources to not wanting to reducing your risk of getting sick from dangerous meat recalls.

I won’t go into detail about any of that here but I will suggest that if you eat meat you can reduce your meat intake by choosing one day a week to skip the meat or you can eat meat for one meal a day instead of every meal everyday. Those changes are simple and can be expanded upon at any time. I’m a big supporter of being a “temporary vegetarian” so try it and you’ll save yourself some money too.

Stay tuned for 5 More New Year’s Resolutions You Can Make To Change Your Life!

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