Me Time: 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Consider Making

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As another year comes to an end, I have found myself reflecting on this past year and daydreaming about the new year that is coming. I love making lists (grocery, shopping, to-do, etc.), so writing down a list of resolutions every year is something I actually enjoy. Are you going to write down resolutions this year?


5 New Year’s Resolutions to Consider Making for 2013

1. Learn something new.

Professors and other members of Washington University in St. Louis came up with 13 resolutions everyone should make this year. "Taking a class in a subject you enjoy is a great way to rekindle your love of learning," said Robert Wiltenburg, dean of University College.

2. Spend more time with friends and family.

Recent polls conducted by General Nutrition Centers, Quicken, and others shows that more than 50% of Americans vow to appreciate loved ones and spend more time with family and friends this year.

3. Fall in love.

With yourself, with your spouse, with your children, with a project, with your home. Whatever it is, fall in love with it. Make a real commitment and give to it unconditionally.

4. Step away from your desk.

"You learn to sit at school; you learn to sit at work. Get active like you used to be when you were a kid," said Debra Haire-Joshu, director of the Obesity Prevention and Policy Research Center at the Brown School. "We can learn, then, to bring activity back into our daily life, just like we learned to take it out."

5. Spend less, save more.

According to Fidelity Investments, a record 46% of individuals will make a New Year’s financial resolutions for 2013. Tips like setting a spending budget, setting a saving budget, and creating an emergency fund are all recommended by

What are your resolutions for 2013?

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Brooke Johnson


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