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On The Road to a New Year

Listen closely....what you hear is a collective sigh of relief - the holidays are over!  The stress level went way down; no more rushing, no more family squabbles, no more shopping! (well, maybe just a few post-holiday on-line specials!).  Now our lives get back to semi-normal.

Which leads me to my next thought - the New Year.  Not only are we approaching a new year, it's a new decade!  What does 2010 have in store for us?  What will happen with the economy?  How about over-seas?  How will new technology change our lives?  And will my daughter make an easy transition into High School?  But I digress...the whole point here is to start fresh with the New Year and look for one way to make it better.

I'm not talking about a bunch of resolutions that we know darn well we won't keep. No, I want to find one thing that I can do that will affect my life and the people close to me in a positive way.  I know, that's a tough one.  For those of you who know me, you know I'm a pretty positive person; glass half full kind of gal.  For those of you who REALLY know me, you also know I wear my heart on my sleeve - translation: on those rare occasions when I'm NOT in a good mood, you know that too!

So here's my resolution for 2010 - take a deep breath and think before I react. Loosen the springs, lower the decibels and choose my battles!  Easier said than done, but if I can pull it off, my stress level is sure to drop by leaps and bounds and I will be a much better person for it, not to mention those around me!!

So get to work!  Find that one area that could use some improvement...and I'd love to hear YOUR ideas! 

Happy New Year!


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Here's a good thing (as Martha Stewart would say). It's a key word and that is BALANCE.
In this day and age of our modern times with too much to do and not enough time to do it, people often take shortcuts to get them through their stressful daily lives. Well, the thing is to balance your life...try not to eat or drink too much in this holiday season.(You be surprised at how some healthy food will improve your mood and how you feel.)
Also try to balance a heavy work load with plenty of play and exercise and time with family and friends.
Thanks, Roz for suggesting this topic...now I've got my New Year's resolution.
All the best,

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