3Cozy News January 2013
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firstname.lastname@example.orgI often look back at old newsletters for
inspiration or to see what’s already beencovered. This month, I’ve decided to
reprint an article from 2012, as themessage still rings true today, andserves as a good reminder that if wehave made resolutions
it’s best to try
one or two which have a chance of success!
Try one of these 10 easier to
follow New Year’s resolutions
1) Take The Stairs;
A gymmembership is great only if you use it,and most home equipment becomes acoat rack by February. Instead, ditchthe escalator or elevator and commit totaking the stairs.
2) Turn Off Your Cell Phone;
Despite the tempting new “apps”
foreverything, wean yourself for an houror so each day and pick up a book
instead. It’s not impossible –
start withthirty minutes and work your way up if necessary.
3) Eat In More Than You Eat Out;
You may have promised to diet. You’ll
probably eat LESS if you eat at home.Fill half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. Share the time preparing and cooking with family and friends,free of distractions. An added bonus?
You’ll probably save money, too.
Nothing wrong with that!
4) Be BETTER Than Punctual;
Shoot for being five minutes early foreverything. That small goal will helpretrain you to focus your effort and.truly trying to assist you, did they? Why not give others the eye contactyou would have appreciated and seehow simple and effective it really is.
9) Leave Your Credit Cards AtHome;
This resolution addresses itself to people who struggle to rope in theirpurchasing impulses, whip out theircredit card, and anguish with remorseand regret later. Have a plan for yourexpenditures, and stick to it.
10) Write Hand Written Letters;
“Snail mail” is still appreciated,
probably more so than an e-
mail. It’s a
great way to connect with not only friends and family, but with potentialclients and business partners as well. Ahand written letter shows genuine carethat is often lost
even in the mosteloquently written computer-generatedcommunication.However you plan to celebrate orcommit yourself to just focus on agood year. A little positive can doattitude is never a bad thing for anyonein our opinion. Best in 2013.
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5) Bring Back The Phone Call;
Insteadof texting, tweeting or posting on a wall, why not pick up the phone and call who
you’d like to stay in touch with?
something about a tone of voice, or thesound of sincerity or laughter that the written word cannot convey.
6) Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone;
Try to do one thing per day or week thatyou would not normally. This will bedifferent for each person, but perhapsyou could try smiling at people who walk by, or greeting someone you see often
t normally talk to. Notice some
good behavior? Don’t think it to yourself
and file it away. Offer that unexpectedcompliment.
7) Turn Off The Internet
; Almost the
same as suggestion #2. Again, I’m not
suggesting that you totally disappear off the grid, but try to walk away for a setamount of time. Productivity studieshave shown what you probably already suspect: wandering aimlessly around the web nets you mostly procrastination. There are apps and software available tolimit distractions while working online if you need the help.
8) Make More Eye Contact;
This is aneasy resolution that helps prove to peoplethat you are more engaged and actually interested in what they have to say. Haveyou been at a store trying to talk with asalesperson while they have that wandering eye checking out whoever
walks by? They didn’t seem very
interested in figuring out your needs and