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Melissa Ganus

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What are your New Year's resolutions?

Last year, Sajeesh Ragavan posted this question at http://www.ted.com/profiles/933068

Now, having made it through the 21st of December, 2012, it seems like exactly the right time to post it again!

I've been inspired by Dr Mike Evans short video about how much more successful New Year's resolutions tend to be compared with making resolutions at other times of year. Just posted a TEDed and would welcome your thoughts and feedback: http://ed.ted.com/on/cu5IwKY6

Happy New Year!!!


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  • Jan 10 2013: My list:
    1. Learn to be content with what I have in my life (people, things, everything).
    2. Listen to my heart more often instead of my negative thoughts.
    3. Give more of my time and my soul to everything and everyone around me....Become open
    4. Enjoy the ride of life instead of focusing on the end result.
    5. Make time to reach out with those who are in need.
    These are my goals for now... Wish my luck!
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      Jan 13 2013: I wish you luck! I've been working on a version of your #2 myself for quite a while. I've come to see our negative thinking as instinctive - our ancient ancestors survived by focusing on the problems they were facing or, if none were currently life threatening, anticipating the problems that might be coming up. I think mindfulness and being able to shift from negative thinking to more positive thoughts of gratitude or serenity takes a lot of mental skill and ongoing practice. So I'm practicing a lot!

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