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A Happier Human Being!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

I'm not making any resolutions this year. I'm just going to try to stay focused on the things that make me a happier human being; such as:
*Making time for family and friends. When I die, no one will remember what I did at work or the things I had. They'll only remember the good times we spent together.
*Letting worries go. So much time and energy wasted on worrying about the what ifs. Let go of the things that you are not in control of anyways.
* Trying to eat healthy. My body feels so much better when I feed it right, but there's still a little wiggle room for a taste or two of an indulgence. When I bite into a treat, if it's not worth the calories, I just spit it out, but if it's worth it I savor every bite.
*Taking Lucy for long walks. My pup is pure joy on a walk, although she's not always perfect. Her ears fly, her tongue lolls out, and her dog smile says it all. Even on cold days, her enthusiasm is catching. :-)
*Being active. I have realized that I am so much more fulfilled when I turn the T.V. off and live my own life. Quit living through the people on T.V. Reality is so much better! Go hiking, ice skating, sledding, do some gardening, have a snowball fight, play some lazer tag, jump on a trampoline, or etc. I've quit caring about how other people view me and it's so liberating! I no longer feel 47! I'm also no longer wasting the gift of time. If you don't use it, you'll lose it...
*Make sure to spend time everyday for a conversation or laugh with the ones you love, but make sure you listen with 100% of your attention. I never realized that really listening takes effort, but it's worth it! It makes people want to talk and stay in touch with you.
I hope everyone has a healthy, happy new year spent on the things that make them a happier human being!
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    New Year's resolutions always last about two days for me, so I gave them up long ago and just try to think a bit about the best course to make this life worthwhile. Love your blog! Great sentiments.

    BTW, would you be an English teacher? I love your photos of the beach and Yellowstone, with a touch of tropical (Hawaii?) thrown in there. We were at Yellowstone this past August, but it's only a four-hour drive away for us.
    3299 days ago
    What lovely thoughts.Your description of Lucy is enough to make her joy contagious !
    3300 days ago
    I love your idea for simply trying to live better, without having resolutions hanging over your head. I wish you the best of luck! And I think I'll follow in your footsteps, if you're okay with that.
    3301 days ago
    Sounds wonderful!!!! Love your ideas! (though they do look like great resolutions to me!) emoticon
    3301 days ago
  • HOPE2011
    Great goals!
    3301 days ago
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    That's great! Being a happier person *is* a sort of resolution, but it's not the kind that you can easily drop. You know here at SparkPeople we'll keep you motivated to do the things you love. Thanks for sharing!
    3302 days ago
    Great blog!
    3302 days ago
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