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10 New Years Lies ( I mean Resolutions)

As the New Year looms most of us make a few resolutions we know we're not going to keep nor honor. These help everyone keep things in perspective throughout the year. Resolutions are often goals that we hope to achieve.

The most common resolutions for 2023 are:

1. Institute disaster management plans to keep family as well as business safe from unexpected calamities.

2. Focus on health and fitness. This has become most important and the world trend reveals that most people put health and fitness as a primary goal for 2006. Awareness of the connection between good health and an exercise regime has reached an all time high and many would like to choose the path of health rather than sicknesses like cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and more.

3. Spend more time with the family. Family has become very important and for many, professional success comes second. Fulfillment means more than wealth and climbing the corporate ladder.

4. Finance is a goal most made. Some want to reach a certain target like making their first million for others, the resolution was to get out of the debt trap. To make a sound financial plan so that the earning matches the spending.

5. Volunteer work, show you care by helping others. World over natural and other calamities have pulled at the heart strings of many. The events have inspired some to take a hard look at their lives. Many have resolved to be less selfish and undertake volunteer work. A few closer to home and work and some right across the world where a tsunami, cyclones, and earthquake have left many without home and hearth.

6. Techies decided to enhance security, fight against spam, adware, and spyware, and to take the cyber world towards new frontiers.

7. Gamers resolved not just to try all the games but to have a life outside the gaming world. To take matters into their own hands and create a full schedule that includes study, health, fitness, family time, making friends, and of course gaming.

8. The career-minded decided to achieve goals, but to take disappointments in their stride, be polite to all, a leader in their own field, and be organized.

9. Many decided to consciously make subtle lifestyle changes and including: meditation, stress relieving techniques, listening to music, following a healthy lifestyle, exercising, further their education, and meeting many interesting people.

10. Strengthening relationships is a goal many aim for. The resolution is to stay positive, have self-respect, show caring, and seek a balanced relationship that involves both give and take.

Across the world the most popular resolutions were: health and fitness, career development, and sustained relationships. Many glanced at 2022 and took a hard look at themselves and where they were headed. Events in 2020 showed human beings that life is too short and precious to be wasted away. One must in life look beyond personal goals and think of the world as a whole. Security from attacks, peace and prosperity, coupled with a coming together to overcome calamities caused by nature seemed to be on most minds.

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Alice Yanes
Alice Yanes
28 ธ.ค. 2565

Hi Olivia, this is all so true! That is why for 2023, I have asked the Holy Spirit to lead me in all things that has been purposed for my life! I don't want to put all those goals out there and before the ball drops, most of them have been forgotten or ignored. I just plan to live this abundant life that Christ died to give us by my faith in Jesus and His finished works on the Cross at Calvary! That way I know not only 2023 will be blessed but all of the years I have left among the living will be too! Keep on sharing those gems with us as we need all of the encourag…

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