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How to Make Positive Changes in 2014

Amy Long Carrera, MS, RD, CNSC, CWCMS
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist | Shield HealthCare
12/31/13  9:20 PM PST
New Years 2014

Not sure what to resolve to do differently this year? Change may require some doing, but before you can take action, you may need to work on your frame of mind. Set a theme for the way you want to think and feel about yourself this year and take it from there. Here are some positive themes to start with.

  1. Relaxation. The sensation of energy expands with increasing relaxation (Ilchi Lee). Recharge with daily “me” moments.
  2. Appreciation. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Appreciate who you are and what you have.
  3. Tolerance. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle (Socrates). You can be the one to put a smile on another person’s face by simply smiling at them.
  4. Engagement. Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your daily life deeply (Thich Nhat Hanh). Be present in all that you do.
  5. Clarity. Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results (Albert Enstein). Take a moment to think about the potential results of your actions.
  6. Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart (unknown). Be at peace with yourself and who you are.
  7. Happiness. When one door of happiness closes, another one opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us (Helen Keller). Recognize the opportunities present in all change.
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