Welcome to a New Year!
January 2010 - Issue #013: Resolutions You'll Keep
Welcome to the January 2010 issue of Stress Free Living! As we celebrate the New Year, at OurStressfulLives.com we’re also celebrating the one year anniversary of this ezine! I want to thank each and every subscriber for being an important part of the website and the ezine. Your comments, feedback, support, submissions, and overall participation help to make OurStressfulLives.com the best stress management resource it can be.
I hope you enjoy this issue of the Stress Free Living ezine!
Wishing you a very happy New Year,
“Courage does not always roar. Sometime courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying "I will try again tomorrow"."
~ Mary Anne Radmacher
In This Issue...
1. How to Make Resolutions You'll KeepWelcome to the
2. Share Your New Years Resolutions
3. In Case You Missed It
4. All About You
Stress Free Living Ezine!
How to Make Resolutions You'll Keep
It’s that time of year again… when we all begin to think about what we would like to accomplish during the next year. We think about our goals, our dreams, and our personal vices that we’d like to change.
According to some reports, 40 – 45% of Americans make resolutions each year.
While the success of the resolutions are often reportedly low, people who make and set resolutions are 10 times more likely to reach their goals than those who don’t. So to help you reach yours, here are some tips to writing resolutions you’ll keep:
Be realistic… and honest with yourself.
Don’t set a goal to lose 50 pounds this year if you know that it’s not a realistic goal. Otherwise, you’ll be setting yourself up for failure and stress.
Think outside the box.
The standard resolutions of losing weight, quitting smoking, etc. are great goals to have however, there are many other options for you to consider. In fact, your options are limited only by your imagination.
Think about some personal goals you may want to work towards. Are there any new skills you would like to learn this year? Or hobbies you’re interested in taking up? Picking a resolution that will include some fun will not only help you reach your goals, but will also help you to relieve some stress along the way. And once you have found your path to success with a fun goal, take a similar approach to getting success with a more difficult goal.
Check your progress.
One of the many reasons that people fail to follow through on their Resolutions is that they simply forget about them or they allow themselves to give up when they get off track. To avoid this, get out your calendar and assign some regular check-ins with yourself. How often you check your progress will depend on your goal and your own personal preferences. This will help to remind you of your goal and to stay on track (or get back on track when you’ve lost your way).
If you need more help, the Stressful Lives Stress Management Workbook is a great tool to help you in setting and reaching goals. This Workbook includes detailed information for setting goals and also includes a Goal Tracker to help you keep track of your progress along the way.
For a limited time, the Stressful Lives Stress Management Workbook is available at a sale price of $28.00. However, as a subscriber of this ezine, I am offering you an additional $10 off the sale price until January 31, 2010. To get your additional $10 discount, simply enter the code COAWBV4 when purchasing the Workbook.
Click here to purchase and immediately download your Workbook.
**Note: The Stressful Lives Workbook is available for free when you purchase a monthly coaching package. See the
stress coaching page
for full details.
Share Your New Years Resolutions
Once you've decided what your resolution(s) will be this year... we want to hear them! Please stop by and share your resolutions with us and keep us informed of your struggles and success along the way so that we can support and encourage you. You can share your resolutions by filling out the form at the end of the New Years Resolutions page at OurStressfulLives.com.
Click here to share your resolutions.
When you're facing stress, sometimes laughter is the best medicine. Do you have funny holiday stories to share?
Click here to share your holiday stories online.
In Case You Missed It...
In last months' ezine, I made some exciting announcements about new additions to OurStressfulLives.com that can give you a big leg up in your quest for a less stressful life. If you missed out, you can read the full announcements by clicking on the links below:
Now Available - Stress Management Coaching
Purchase the Stressful Lives Stress Management Workbook
If you have questions about stress or stress management, you can now ask them online! Your questions will be answered by me, your Certified Stress Management Coach, as well as by others who visit the site.
Click here to submit your questions today.
I need your help!
Below is a link to a short survey to get your feedback on the Stress Free Living ezine. If you're willing to take the time to complete this brief survey, you'll get a free copy of the Stressful Lives Mini-Guide to Foods That Fight Stress which will help you discover some great tasty foods that can help you relax and relieve your stress as my Thank You gift to you!
You may want to add them to your holiday meal plans to give everyone a little extra stress busting boost!
Please click here to be directed to the survey.
All About You
I'd love to hear from You!
To share your feedback on this issue, Please click here to be directed to the survey.
If you have any questions about stress or stress management, submit them on our brand new Ask The Expert page! And don't forget to visit the site regularly to either submit your own stories & tips or read & comment on what others have written.
If you like this newsletter, please pay it forward by sending it to a friend who might like it. If a friend did forward this to you and you like what you read, you can get your own free subscription by visiting this subscription page.
Thank you for spending some time with me today, I hope you have enjoyed your copy of the Stress Free Living ezine. If there is something you'd like to see next month, please reply to this email and let me know!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year,
Helping you live a less stressful life.