Registered dietician Melinda Johnson recommends using new year's "themes" instead of making specific resolutions, and keeping "your theme in mind and [allowing] your days to unfold from there." For example, Johnson writes, the theme "mindfulness" -- paying attention to the present moment -- can be practiced in many different ways, "enjoyment" can translate into exercise that is more fun and cooking that is more engaging, and "nourish" could mean feeding the body or feeding the soul. "This can be a very refreshing way to approach a New Year, especially for those of us who are tired of making the same resolution every year," she writes.

Related Summaries