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New Year’s Resolution? I THINK NOT!

December 10, 2012

It is that time of year again when many of us start to think about our New Year’s Resolutions and what we can do to improve our relationships and well-being going forward.  Some are thinking about nutrition, others weight management, while others may be thinking about exercise, spirit, finances, work, retirement, addictions, and enhancing family relationships.  Our list is ever changing!  I think by now, those of us “seasoned” New Year Resolutioners have come to realize that relying on an annual New Year’s Resolution is folly and somewhat demoralizing at best.

I know firsthand that when making simple and sustainable reality based life style changes, self-education is the first step to long term changes.  Simply attending a workshop on “Emotional Intelligence” and “Personalities” created “life changing” realities for me. The truth is that no one is as responsible for our reality but us and decisions we make; no matter how difficult some of these decisions may be.  We also may decide to do nothing, but that is certainly still a decision which may or may not come back to haunt us in the coming months or years.

What is important for me is the awareness and understanding of the potential impacts such decisions have on my well-being going forward.  Too often, many decisions are made without enough support, information or education.  This is where our RRC Wellness Program supports can provide a light in the tunnel.  Your Wellness Committee is actively identifying and promoting wellness related activities, events, education and services, and also planning for many more to come.

The good news is that the decision is ours! Consider checking out what our Wellness Program has to offer:

Remember, baby steps are most often the way to giant leaps.  Can’t get any easier than this – check out my previous YouTube video blog on “Better Health in 30 Minutes”.

 “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” (Maria Robinson)