Lifestyle Coach | How To Host A Radio Show Online | Renowned Guests She is the nation's powerhouse personality for live talk radio and the voice behind Positive Living, Patricia Raskin, president and founder of Raskin Resources, is an award-winning media producer and host, media coach, speaker and author. http://www.patriciaraskin.com Sun, 01 Feb 2015 14:39:09 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb A New Twist On New Year's Resolutions http://www.patriciaraskin.com/renowned-guests/item/166-a-new-twist-on-new-years-resolutions.html http://www.patriciaraskin.com/renowned-guests/item/166-a-new-twist-on-new-years-resolutions.html

When you think of New Year's resolutions, you think of what new goals you want to achieve. Often this brings to mind what you have not done yet or achieved in the past year. I would begin in the reverse first. As part of this process, take a look at what you already have accomplished and are doing that works.

Here are some things to consider and to continue to do that will create a big difference in your life:

  • First, remember to keep what is working - finances, health, relationships, and be grateful.
  • Listen carefully.
  • Give things your full attention.
  • Give thanks for all the special people in your life.
  • Pick out favorite things at your home and think about why they are sospecial to you.
  • Stay in touch with friends.
  • Write a letter of appreciation to those who have made a difference in your life.
  • Do what has been on your "list" for a long time.
  • Measure progress of goals and not just end results.
  • Plan time to do things you enjoy at least twice a week. They could be as simple as that walk on the beach or lunch with a friend. Choose things that "lift you up."
  • Laugh a lot more and be with people who make you laugh.
  • Fret alot less. This can be hard to break, so set a time limit as to how long you are going to spend time worrying about what could happen.
  • Clean out the old to may way for the new. The beginning of the new year is such a great time to start new and one of the ways to do that is to get rid of what you do not use or need.

We all have a fresh start as we begin 2011. I wish you peace, clarity, joy and abundance in the new year.

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Here are some tips to save time, money and energy and enjoy the process of holiday preparations:

  • Making a list and checking it twice" works especially well to reduce stress at holiday time.
  • Evaluate costs of gifts, time it takes to make or purchase them, and the quality of your selections. You don't have to skimp on quality to be cost effective
  • Give gifts of the heart. They are often appreciated the most.
  • Prioritize what you want to accomplish so that we stay focus and do not get sidetracked.
  • Seek joy and not perfection. Lower expectations about how our gifts are wrapped, buying the perfect gifts, and having the perfectly decorated homes and all the "right" food and dishes.
  • ¬∑Look for flexibility in purchases such as extended store hours, excellent customer service, flexible payment arrangements, guarantee policies. If the price is higher and it saves time needed or the quality will last for years, it may be worth it.
  • Do comparison shopping. Alot of times, you jump on the first thing and then find something even even better. There are some great sales
    right before Christmas.
  • Don't extend yourself financially. Budget time and money for gifts and pay cash or with a debit card or a credit card with no interest or low interest or deferred interest.
  • Take time for yourself. This is hard to do at holiday time, but you'll be much happier if you pause, breathe, exercise, take a walk, have a hot bath, or read something that inspires you. Add 15 minutes a day for yourself on your list. When you feel happy, those around you will pick up your attitude.
  • Surround yourself with positive energy in people, places and things. At this time of year, you may be getting together with difficult relatives. Seek out those people you really enjoy and who "lift you up" at holiday gatherings. By sharing stories with the people you most enjoy at the gathering, it helps you to stay positive with negative
    people.
  • Think about what caused you stress last year at this time and ask yourself how you can prevent that from happening this year. Write down the steps you will take to avoid holiday challenges of the past.
  • Savor the moments of the precious present.Those special positive moments at each holiday happen once in that exact way. They are snapshots in time. They are always with us and we use them to create, weave and spin our memories together. Think and talk about those precious moments and be grateful for them. "Count your blessings" really works. It brings you many more. Have a wonderful holiday season.
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