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5 New Year Resolution Ideas For 2016

Updated on January 29, 2016
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Every year people around the world come up with resolutions that will potentially make their life better for the coming year. Whether it is to be a better person, lose weight, or even simply smile more every day, it may be a good idea to come up with some of your own. If you can't think of any, I have some serious ideas, and some goofy ones to give you. Here are a few:

Lose 10 Pounds

Probably one of the most popular New Year resolutions is to lose weight. It is also probably the one people fail at the most. People either come up short, or they lose the weight, only to gain it back later that year. There are simple things you can do every day to help you lose weight. You don't have to do anything extreme, which is a mistake that a lot of people make.

If you don't exercise already, something as simple as walking a mile or two can help you lose weight. If you have a dog, take them to the dog park and play with them. Park in the furthest parking spot from the grocery store, and don't necessarily walk a straight line to the front door. Walk around the mall, visit every store, and avoid the food court. You never know, you may find the perfect gift for a birthday or anniversary while you are taking care of your health.

Cut back on sweets and sodas. Drink more water and try to eat more fruit. Avoid deep fried foods and try to eat more grilled foods. You don't have to stop eating the stuff that tastes good, but cut back. Remember that the less bad food you eat, the better chance you have to lose weight.

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Donate To A Charity

There are very many charities that will accept any amount of cash, food, clothing, etc… Below are a few links that can point you toward charities that you could potentially donate to. If you don't have anything to give, charities greatly appreciate your time. I'm sure you could find a charity to work at once a month in your area.

www.redcross.org/ www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ www.cancer.org/ www.stjude.org/

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Spend Time With Your Family

It's always a good idea to spend time as a family. Simple things like eating dinner at the table together or praying together at night can mean the world to the family. Playing sports in the yard or at the park is a great idea and promotes active children. Family projects like planting a garden or going to the beach is fun and can burn a whole day that wasn't planned. Family is a great thing to try to make better.

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Create A Hubpages Account

Though it may seem like I am sucking up, I'm really not trying to. Hubpages.com is a great site to actively write if that is your passion. You can also make a small chunk of change while doing it. There are plenty of hubs that will tell you how to write better, monetize your account, and broadcast your hubs to the world. Here is a links to get you started:

https://hubpages.com/user/new/

Make A Zombie Survival Plan

What if all those crazy people like me are right and the world as we know it ends from a zombie apocalypse? Might as well come up with a plan, right? I know taking this resolution seriously may be hard for some people, but keep reading. Your survival plan can be for any natural or human made disaster. Just play along with us and hear what I have to say. In 2011, the Center for Disease Control came out with a Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Plan. It was so effective in disaster preparedness; it is currently on their website today. http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2011/05/preparedness-101-zombie-apocalypse/

The guide from the CDC would be a good list to follow to be prepared for any day emergencies. But, if you want to know what you should do to actually survive the apocalypse, you need to read: The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. Here's a link below to the book on Amazon.com:

Conclusion

Thank you for taking the time to read my hub on New Year resolutions for 2015. Subscribe to my link and comment please! Happy New Year everyone!

PHTECH

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UPDATE!!!!

I was looking back on this hub and realized that I have done almost everything I wished I could do as a New Year Resolution from last year. This comes to me as a surprise because I haven't been actively trying to achieve these goals. Maybe I am an anomaly, but I feel accomplished knowing that I fulfilled them nonetheless. I have exceeded my goal to lose ten pounds by about twelve more pounds. It feels so nice to know that the weight is gone and I look so much better for swimsuit season.

I hope that it works out the way that I want it to, I want to be able to buy a veteran a used car by Christmas time this year. We will see if I reach that goal.

I have had the opportunity to spend more time with my family for the sole fact that my work schedule changed so I could do so. I now work 12 hour night shifts, three days on and three days off. This schedule is so much easier to see my family with because I am home during the day while they are most active.

I already had a HubPages account, but I have been going through and making it better. (In my opinion.) I have been adding dialogue to hubs along with quality pictures, polls, videos and so forth. I'm glad I have the opportunity to write, because it is one of my life passions.

My friends and I also had a fun time the other night planning our zombie apocalypse survival plan as a joke. We notified our wives that if the zombie apocalypse starts, we will go to Fort Bragg, take our Humvees, weapons, and ammo from our company, take as many MRE's as we can carry, and hole up in a WalMart for as long as we can. I know it sounds like a horrible plan, but the planning was the most fun part. My friends and I would visualize how we saw ourselves getting through it, shared our stories, and came up with the best possible plan with our little zombie brainstorm. Enough of my boring talk about zombies, I hope you enjoyed the article.

Thanks,

PHTECH

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      Skyler Parker 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Be sure to check out my new blog: http://how2techblog.com

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Haha thanks anyway. So why not have the zombie survival kit?

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I do, have done and plan to do all except the Zombie Survival Kit, but that's a good idea!

      Not sure how to quit dip :)

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      It's kind of lucky that you got out when you did, then. I don't say this often on here for personal reasons, but I am in the U.S. Army currently as a Specialist. My MOS is 25R and I have served for 2 1/2 years now. Like you said, it has been a great experience, though I feel I should not be thanked as much as I am. I still haven't deployed, though I would like to. Thank you for your service Robert.

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      I was an Infantry Branch Officer and Pilot. I was only in for 5 1/2 years. Great experience, taught me to teach, to lead, to fly, and have self confidence and gave me the chance to get 2 years of college credits through the Army Education program. If I had stayed in I would probably have been flying Huey helicopters in Viet Naam.

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Thanks. Make sure you get the machete ;) that's the best zombie survival weapon because it doesn't need to be reloaded and there's no ammo to run out of.

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I like the Zombie survival plan! Happy New Year!

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      That's an awesome goal. I will hope that I have lost 20 pounds when I turn 23 on July 19th. What did you do in the Army if you don't mind me asking?

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      rOBERT hEWETT SR. 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      Excellent suggestions I will be including a weight loss goal of 15 pounds plus getting rid of stomach fat so I will be fit and trim for my 80th birthday in July of 2013. Thanks for the follow.

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Thanks for the support. I hope your Zombie Survival Plan works! I also hope you never have to use it ;) I use the weight loss ideas right now and I have lost 7 pounds so far!

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      Laura Tykarski 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Good hub voted up and useful. I love the suggested "Zombie Survival Plan," I must start on that one immediately! Your small changes for lasting weight loss are also practical and sound like a good strategy. Enjoy your New Year .

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      Skyler Parker 4 years ago from Idaho Falls, ID

      Thanks very much! Hope you enjoy the new year!

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i wanted to do some charity work this year. Hope that yours work well too. Voted up