Ditch New Year's Resolutions and Focus on New Family Rituals Instead

Ditch New Year's Resolutions and Focus on New Family Rituals Instead

I can't stand this time of year when everyone acts like their lives are going to mysteriously morph into perfection during the month of January.

Let's be honest here. You may wake up at 5:00 a.m. once or twice to make it to the gym but that isn't going to stick. Nor is your plan to lose 30 pounds or finally clean up the basement situation.

This is all wasted time.

My attitude about the futility of resolutions got me thinking about what families could actually do that might make a difference in their lives in the coming year. So I talked to experts in the areas of (1) parenting (2) organizing (3) health and wellness and (4) fitness. I didn't want to hear quick fixes or unrealistic ideas on how families could make 2014 a better year.

I wanted some easy-to-implement ideas that would actually make a difference. Here is what these experts had to share.  Any family can pick a couple of these ideas and incorporate them in to their daily family routine.

Don't let all of this resolution talk distract you in the coming days. Focus on doing the best you can. That's my plan for 2014.

 

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