I try always to do everything in moderation so my resolutions are usually around improving something, like cleaning out a closet, organizing my pantry, and telling people how much I appreciate them. Hopefully I am making a new habit not just a resolution.
During last summer’s vacation, Vern and I decided to chew each bite of food 30 times. It’s not a magical number, since chewing depends on what you eat, but, that was our resolution. It’s a healthy choice for aiding digestion, increasing satiety, and maintaining weight. We figured if we spent 2 weeks focusing on chewing we could create a habit.
We kept it positive and agreed to remind each other in advance. When something was delicious and we were tempted to wolf it down we’d say with a wink, “30 chews.” We’re still more aware of it, so it’s helped! Here’s a great link about all the benefits of chewing: http://www.symptomfind.com/health/reasons-to-chew-your-food/
This year …
I hope to keep my car cleaner and eliminate the junk from piling up in the back. Here’s my plan:
- Get a trash bag and use it
- Empty out the car when I get home
Simple, I know, but, what if it works?!
I’ll feel really good about getting into my car,
Stephanie Allen is Co-founder and President of Dream Dinners and a New York Times best-selling co-author of The Hour that Matters Most. Naturally a visionary and optimist, Stephanie hopes to inspire America through her nurturing voice of encouragement, assuring families…
“You’re doing a great job!”