Happy New Years! Today is the day that people all over the world decide to change their lives. New Years is celebrated across cultures and centuries, and since it represents our cultural fresh start, it’s a time to take a good, ponderous look at your life and determine what’s good, what’s bad, and what needs to change.
According to the Huffington Post, the top five most common New Year’s resolutions are to get in shape, to eat right, to save money, to quit smoking, and to volunteer. Resolutions are useful, but if you don’t put them into immediate action, I can say confidently from years of experience that they stand a good chance of falling flat on their face.
So how can you succeed? Well, if you’re in Maui, you have quite a few resources. Take a look at these five local solutions for common resolutions, and put yours into practice today.
- If you’re looking to get back in shape, try Pilates Maui. Pilates Maui offers yoga, pilates, physical therapy, and personal fitness training. It’s a great place to go for a personal plan.
- Looking to eat right? Try Hawaiian Moons. These grocery and deli store offers a wide range of healthy choices from gluten free pizza to organic toothpaste. If you’re looking to eat gluten free, sugar free, chemical free, cage free, or anything free, Hawaiian Moons is the one-stop-shop for you.
- When it comes to saving money, there are many ways to save, but Dave Ramsey offers a program that works for most people. He includes practical guides to paying off debt, saving, and living within your means. The next public course in the area starts January 8th.
- Laying down cigarettes is a hard resolution, but if you’ve made the choice this year, Clear The Smoke is an organization with countless resources, from a help line to resources like free nicotine patches.
- Hands on Maui provides endless opportunities for volunteering. There’s no shortage of ways to help out on Maui, from picking up litter to helping the homeless get back on their feet. Watch sea turtles, advocate for the Humane society, or pluck some weeds – Hands on Maui has all kinds of opportunities.
So what are your New Years resolutions? Are you looking to travel more, to eat less, to run more? Mine: I’m taking my exercise routine to the next step, and consistently. Every Sunday morning you’ll find me swimming at Kam II (Kama’ole II) Beach. What about you?
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