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Expert tip: Reflect on last year -- the good, the bad and the not-yet-accomplished. ~ Alexandra F. Figueredo, motivation coach
Resolve to do something rather than to stop doing something! "Find work-family balance that works for your life," encourages Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. So many moms struggle to find the right mix of work, family and personal activities.
"Think about the ways you can alter your current work schedule -- telecommuting, working a condensed workweek, changing your work hours to avoid rush hour -- that will provide your more time to spend with family and things you care about.
Expert tip: Don't focus on how to do it, but rather, why should I do it? ~ Steve Siebold, mental toughness coach
Resolve to be a better best friend! "The presence (or absence) of a best friend affects our physical health, mental health and even our finances," says Dr. John Townsend, clinical psychologist and author of How to Be a Best Friend Forever.
These days, how we define "friends" has changed dramatically. We're Facebook "friends" with people we barely know (and many we don't even like all that much)! It takes work to build long-term, rewarding friendships.
Dr. Townsend encourages women to make multiple friends "because each person brings a certain set of qualities to a relationship. Variety is the spice of life and BF [best friend] should be plural."