How to Set and Achieve Goals When You’re Chronically Ill

By Kim Penix

love the last week of the year. It’s a week that always fills me with hope and anticipation of the new year to come.  The stress of the holidays is over and my body can rest and recuperate for the coming new year.

This is also the time that people tend to set their goals for the coming year. (Have I ever mentioned how I’m a type-A person stuck in a chronically ill body? Oh, the torture!)

Goal-setting for someone with a chronic illness can seem like a waste of time. How are we ever supposed to succeed at a goal when our body is trying to shut us down?

I’ve learned a few things over the years I’ve been ill and one is that it is possible to set and achieve goals. You just have to go about it differently than most.

Here are the nine things I think are important when setting goals: Read more

Reflections on 2016 and Planning for 2017

By Christopher Burton, M.D.

I can’t believe I’m sitting down to write my last batch of articles for the year. December has officially arrived. This article is going to be different than most, though. This week I’m not going to be throwing out a bunch of sage advice. What I am going to do is ask questions. Specifically, I’m going to give you questions that you can ask yourself as you reflect back on 2016 and prepare for 2017. Read more

5 Move More Habits for 2016

By Sprouts

Start Fresh in the New Year

Do you have big goals in 2016? Maybe run the Route 66 Marathon (Oklahoma) … hike through the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (Georgia) … or trek the Grand Canyon (Arizona). Often these big dreams start with the smallest of healthy habits.

Whatever your goals, we’ve come up with a list of small habits that are a synch to incorporate into your daily routine. They’ll have you moving more and feeling great!

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7 New Year’s Resolutions That’ll Make 2016 The Best Year Yet

By Lauren Vino

It’s impossible to forget that another year has come and gone when everyone around you is thinking about what their resolutions will be. But self-improvement fans don’t always have an arsenal of bad habits to give up, and forcing it doesn’t seem like the best way to enjoy the coming year.

Don’t worry — you might be without a resolution, but you’re not without hope. Instead of giving something up, consider taking on one of the following healthy habits. That way you may actually stick with it this time. Read more

10 Easy Things You Can Do To Start The New Year Right

By Karyn Greenstreet, Small Business Coach and Self Employment Expert

As we begin to roll towards January, we start to think of New Year’s resolutions. Instead of adding more stress to your life by listing 10 huge goals to accomplish in the next year, why not start off with 10 small things you can do to give you a feeling of instant success? Here are some suggestions to get you started: Read more

Five Tips for Planning Effective New Year Resolutions

By Gretchen Rubin

Forty-four percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and I know I always do. I’m more inclined to make resolutions than ever, in fact, because if my happiness project has convinced me of anything, it has convinced me that resolutions –made right – can make a huge difference in boosting happiness. Read more

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