One of my favorite books is 'Don't Sweat The Small Stuff - And It's All Small Stuff' by the late Richard Carlson. In this small tome, he offers so many common sense ideas for making the most out of life - and many of his suggestions are the 'small step' variety, so it dovetails very nicely with the I Resolve To . . . strategy of taking small daily steps toward health and happiness via 'daily resolves'.
Personally, I favor a drama-free lifestyle (as much as possible, who doesn't), so any book that can point me in that direction hits the top of my reading list. On a daily basis, I try to remind myself that most of the things that are annoying, frustrating, problematic, won't matter in the long run. Often they are over-blown. I make a point to change the channel, take a long walk, or meditate, if I am stewing over something - worry seldom gets you anywhere. Often if I walk away from a problem for a short time, I am later able to find a workable solution . . . while I reduce stress and shift to a more positive frame of outlook.
With that in mind, I intend to 'Avoid Sweating the Small Stuff', and re-read Richard Carlson's wonderful little book, again for inspiration, as part of my Second Annual I Resolve To . . . Challenge: 365 Resolutions For Health & Happiness. Why not join me? The objective is very simple: Do at least one thing each and every day to promote health and happiness for 'YOU'. Banish the 'Someday, Someday, Someday Syndrome'. Instead, make every day New Year's Day. Make every day count with 'daily resolves'. The list of possibilities is infinite and can be tailored to your own dreams, resolutions and daily goals. If you need some help - a little nudge, a bit of inspiration, tips, advice, and news about the best ways to make resolutions a reality - please use IResolveTo.Com as one of your resources. To see my personal 'Health & Happiness Tapestry', click through my 2009-2010 Photo-Resolutions, each one documents my journey toward greater health and happiness! Resolve365 in 2010.
Remember: I Resolve To . . . Achieve My New Year Resolutions, One Resolution, One Day At A Time For One Year. It's your choice. Do it today. Turn your resolution into reality in five simple, common sense steps: Dare To Dream, Decide, Define, Develop A Plan, and Do It Daily. Make your resolution a permanent Lifetime Resolution, something that's with you for good! Above all, Be A Resolutionista, someone who makes resolutions, keeps resolutions, and enjoys the journey! Let's Go For It!
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Kim M. Simpson - May 16, 2010
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