Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a host of resolutions? Instead of making promises that you're sure to break, consider an easier, more carefree type of commitment. Julia Breau offers 100 fun ideas.
How many have you kept?
We've heard them all before: I won't gain weight, I'll exercise more, I'll stop dying my hair. Yeah right. This year, make resolutions for your mind, body, and soul. Ring in the new millennium with these inspiring and fun resolutions.
- Embrace your bra size, be it triple A or double D.
- Pay the bridge toll of the person in the car behind you.
- Introduce yourself to Zen: http://www.britannica.com/
- Take a class in a subject you know nothing about - herbology, genealogy, poetry.
- Think about the injustices of the world while making supper.
- Donate your old magazines to a homeless shelter.
- Depending on where you live, make sand or snow angels.
- Make a suet feeder for the birds: http://www.birdnature.com/suet.html
- Learn what really happened at Auschwitz, and explain to your kids why Veteran's (USA) and Remembrance (Canada) Day should be celebrated. Log on to http://motlc.wiesenthal.com
- Explore your senses: sleep in the nude on satin sheets.
- Turn the computer off, and hand write thank you cards.
- Write in your journal by candlelight at least once a week.
- Grab one of your kids in a big bear hug for no reason at all.
- Know why you support or bash a politician. Do some research on http://www.rockthevote.org/
- Take your kids to a soup kitchen, old age home or shelter, and volunteer for the afternoon.
- Invite your dad out for dinner - your treat.
- Call (800) GIVE-LIFE. Donate blood, and sign an organ donor card.
- Research the long-term effects of illegal drugs with your kids.
- Wear shoes that don't give you blisters, backaches or otherwise limit your ability to walk.
- Turn the TV off for a whole week and rediscover the art of conversation.
- Teach your kids how to play license plate bingo.
- Write reviews for www.amazon.com of terrific and terrible books you read.
- Fall in love with yourself; take yourself out to dinner; buy yourself flowers and chocolates.
- Make popcorn without a microwave.
- Plan one family activity each week. No friends allowed.