Friday, January 8, 2016

Insight - By Kelly Mank

Happy New Year everyone! It is that time of year again when we have New Year’s Resolutions, we set goals, look at our bucket lists, re-evaluate where we spend our precious time and how we live our lives. It’s a time of year for new beginnings and to form new habits.  

I personally have vowed once again to lose weight and get in shape. With every excuse in the book: Four kids, four businesses, board of director meetings, it’s too expensive, I don’t have the time, I’m tired at night, I want to sleep in, I don’t have anyone to go with, it’s cold outside, I have too much work to do, the kids need help on their homework, I need a date night with my husband, etc. etc. etc… I have made a promise to myself that this is the year. It is time to make time for me.   

Have you ever made a family resolution? I was reading something from India actually this last week and one family says how they make family resolutions. Some of the examples they gave were: Eating dinner at the table together four days a week, going on a family date once a month, no electronics for one weekend a month, saying something nice to each other every single day, and there were a few others. I sort of love this idea!  What is something I want to work on as a family? Hmm.

Do you write down your New Year’s Resolutions? I slacked on that this year. I was planning on having the kids all write down one New Year’s Resolution they want to make and then a monthly or weekly plan to make that happen. I think I will still do that this weekend. Having that piece of paper as a reminder is a great way to hold yourself accountable to what you say you want to do. I use this technique with my companies. I make sure our goals are on the wall and updated every week. This way… there is no hiding from my goals or New Year’s Resolutions, it is in my face all the time and everyone knows about it.  

This year, at The Windham Eagle Newspaper, we look forward to continuing to put out a great community newspaper, we plan to continue mailing it to every home, and lastly we plan to implement more features, advertising, and coverage on our online edition. We are always looking to help grow our community in a positive way and look forward to your support and ideas to help make this local newspaper the best in the country.   

Take a moment, if you are on Facebook, go online and tell us what your New Year’s Resolution is and how you plan on keeping it. Not only is this going to help you in holding yourself accountable but this will also help other people get ideas and motivate them to do the same.  

From all of us at The Windham Eagle Newspaper, we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year. Thank you for being part of our world!

~ Kelly Mank  

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