New Year Resolutions


It's time to focus on the new year ahead. It's time to resolve to change, to make improvements, to make our life simpler and happier. A bit of planning can lead to significant life changes, if we follow through on our promise. There are the standard resolutions that most of us will jot down: lose weight, exercise, eat right, stop procrastinating, call parents, and stop screaming. These are certainly notable and should not be overlooked. However, I wanted to list some more specific resolutions for those that are particularly conscious of their physical, mental and spiritual health. The following are simple resolutions that have great returns. Just adding one of these to your vows will go a long way. Consider one ore more of these this year, and make 2018 your best year ever.

Resolve to:

  • Become a sevak at Chinmayam

  • Get more involved with your child's education, including Bala Vihar

  • Join a hatha yoga class

  • Help another family by getting them to join Chinmayam

  • Practice 10 min of deep breathing at work during lunch

  • Have two fruit every day at breakfast or as snack

  • Eat 10 almonds every morning (soaked and peeled)

  • Bring out your old juicer and drink one glass of fresh squeezed juice daily

  • Reduce caffeine to only one cup per day

  • Sub your dairy milk with almond or coconut milk, including tea/coffee

  • Read 3 verses of Bhagavad Gita with translation at night before sleeping

  • Have family hour once per week and watch Gurudev's videos in place of movies

  • Brisk walk every day for 30 min

  • Practice 15 min of yoga asana daily

  • Once a week, set time to be outdoors (walking, gardening, playing with kids)

  • Get out your old bread machine and bake homemade bread

  • Allow TV and internet at home only on certain days

  • Go to bed by 10pm and wake at 6am

  • Become a vegetarian (or vegan if you already are one)

  • Reward your child with points that can be used towards healthy purchases - art, books, yoga mat, etc

  • Enforce a one hour minimum before responding to a disturbing email, call, thought, or dialogue

  • Give happiness to your family by being happy yourself - if you're not happy, fake it

  • Whatever happens, resolve to remain calm and composed

May this year shower you with blessings of good health, happiness and success in all your endeavors.

Very Happy New Year !

With peace and blessings,

Amita


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