‘Be-attitudes’ for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

‘Be-attitudes’ for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

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“‘Be-attitudes’ for keeping New Year’s resolutions” is a recent article originally published in mycentralnewjersey.com by Valerie Minard, a health and spirituality blogger.  You will want to read her spiritual approach to making resolutions that improve our lives, even here in Southern California.

After the Turkey, Christmas shopping, and family gatherings–focusing on everyone else–it’s natural to shift focus to one’s own well being. This is the time when most of us begin to take stock of our own inner space, and make those New Year’s resolutions that hopefully will improve our lives.  Some of the most popular resolutions made last year were lose weight; quit smoking; get fit; decrease alcohol consumption; learn something new; save money; get a new job.

Perhaps you’ve made one or more of these resolutions in the past.  Some you accomplished and others fell by the way side.  Regardless of what resolutions you might pick this year, I bet it can be boiled down to one thing–doing something that will make you happier.  Studies have shown that being happy is not only good for the soul but also good for our health.

But, if you’re one of those people who have tried and failed at making a resolution, perhaps this is the time to drill down deeper into making resolutions that will actually stick.  I’ve found that before I can change a behavior, I sometimes need to change my view of or attitude about myself or others.  In other words, adjust how I operate on a spiritual level in spite of stressful circumstances. To read Valerie’s whole article, click here.


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  1. says

    Thanks Don and Valerie, these were really helpful ideas. We all want to be happy so I can see where the Be-attitudes would come in handy. It is what we are being and expressing of God, good, that make us happy/ Thanks again.

  2. Adrienne says

    BE those Beautitudes…be-attitudes ….great thought and full employment in so doing! Thanks!