2022 New Year’s Resolutions

Debbie Marcello joins FOX Rochester to share some tips for New Year’s Resolutions that our senior loved ones could use.

We all have the best intentions to stick to New Year’s resolutions, but so often these resolutions drop off quickly.  This year let’s do things differently.  Resolve to write down your goals, write down your plan, and continue journaling throughout the year.  This will help to keep you on track! 

Start by examining your goals and set your sights on improving your quality of life. Consider your mental and physical well-being and have fun!  Not only will this help you, but help others in the process. Here are some suggestions to get your started:

  1. Goal: Increase social connectivity.  Plan: Make at least one phone call a day to family and friends.  Journal: Each week, write down who you will call, perhaps rotating names and checking them off as you connect with them.
  1. Goal: Teach your family about your culture. Plan: Examine what elements of your culture that have been left by the wayside.  Think of holidays, family recipes, and traditions.  Journal: Write down the traditions, holidays traditions and family recipes that you want to share with your family.  Create a calendar and implement sharing your cultural traditions. 
  1. Goal: Share your life experiences and life lessons. Plan: Think of the events and challenges throughout your life and about lessons that you’ve gleaned as a result.  Talk with your children & grandchildren about these things. Journal: Write your memoires of these events.  Ex/ How you met your spouse, what your first date was like, how you overcame challenges and lessons you learned from mistakes made. 
  1. Goal: Complete a bucket list item. Plan/Journal: Write down the top ten items on your bucket list. Write down which item you will accomplish first, and how you will implement your plan.

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