Monday, January 28, 2008

New Year’s Resolutions

January is here and it is a new year. What does that mean to you? To many, it is the turning of a page to a new chapter in the book of life. As this new chapter prepares to unfold, we all view it a bit differently. Some will wipe the sweat from their brow and be happy to have survived another year. Others may be anxious or some even excited for the mystery of the future. Even though we all have different ideas about the year, most of us will start it off with a New Year’s Resolution.

Most New Year Resolutions are made for self-betterment. The top resolutions according to a pole taken by the US Government are;

Lose Weight
Pay Off Debt
Save Money
Get a Better Job
Get Fit
Eat Right
Get a Better Education
Drink Less Alcohol
Quit Smoking Now
Reduce Stress Overall

As you can see, of the top ten, half of them are related to health. This is good news that people are concerned about their health. The reality of this is that over one third of individuals will break their New Year’s Resolutions by the end of January.

How can you beat the odds? Make your New Year’s Resolutions realistic. Setting your goal so high that it is unattainable is a recipe for disappointment. It is the baby steps of small goals that give you the feeling of success. Writing down your goals and/or even letting others know what your goals are, puts it at a higher level of commitment. Track your progress and always remember to reward yourself along the way as you complete each of your interim achievements. But if you do slip up do not give up. Just remember that no one is perfect even though we would like to think we are. Just simply put it behind you and get your self back on track to achieving that goal. Reaching a goal can be challenging but very rewarding. So when setting new goals it is best to only take on no more than two a time, otherwise it could become overwhelming.

All of us here at Med File Now (MedFN) hope you will accomplish all your goals. If you want to achieve a simple goal this year, challenge yourself to tell one person about our website and how they can protect them self and their loved ones during a time of emergency. Thank you, good luck and Happy New Year.