New Year’s Resolution 2013

 

 

New Years Resolution 2013

This year, I’m keeping my New Year’s resolutions simple.  The ever-popular “weight loss” resolution is not on my list.  This year I want to actually be able to attain some of my goals.  So, here it goes.  I will drink more water every day.  I will exercise more.  I will spend more time in faith.  Notice, I didn’t include any deadlines or specific numbers.  Yes, 8 glasses of water per day & 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week are recommended.  And every religion has a set of rules and/or commandments.  However, I have tried to follow recommendations & rules in the past.  When I have failed, I’ve felt disheartened and very much a failure.

 
So, this year, I’m letting go more.  I’m just trying to do “more.”  Perhaps without strict rules, there will be more freedom and success.  Maybe that’s the trick. Maybe by letting go, you receive more.
 
So what are your New Year’s resolutions?  Do your kids have any?  Keeping it simple is the key with kids.  Consider, “I will eat more vegetables.”  “I will make my bed more often.”  “I will say, I love you, more.”  Maybe you and your children can share some resolutions?  Generally, there is more success in numbers.

If you’d like to find some easy New Year’s resolutions for your kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics has a great article, https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/Healthy-New-Years-Resolutions-for-Kids.aspx. 

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About Nancy M. Silva, MD, FAAP

I'm a Board Certified Pediatrician. I've been in practice since 2000. I'm happily married with two children. I graduated Medical School from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, NY. My Pediatric Residency training was at University of South Florida, College of Medicine. I've been in private practice since 2000. As a medical student, I had the privilege to care for children at Kings County Hospital & Downstate Medical Center in urban Brooklyn. As a resident, I cared for children at Tampa General Hospital & All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. These experiences helped shape the Pediatrician I am today.

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