Every year, millions of American make New Year’s resolutions and then quickly bail on them by February. If this sounds like you every year, try some of these manageable New Year’s resolutions from the New York Post that you can actually keep.
- Avoid toxic relationships. If there are certain people in your life who give you stress and make you feel overwhelmed every time you see them, try paring down or eliminating this relationship. If it is a person who you can’t remove from your life like a family member or co-worker, do what you can to avoid confrontation.
- Spice up your lunch routine. Do you go to the same lunch spots every week? This year, commit to trying someplace new once a week or packing your lunch.
- Stop watching bad TV. Just because a show is popular that doesn’t you have to watch it. Pare down your DVR or Netflix watchlist. Cut out three shows you don’t really like and add something new and exciting.
- Exercise once a week. If you always make the goal of getting in shape, but always fail, it may be because your goal is too big. Instead, try committing to exercising once a week in an organized class. Once you get in the habit of this, you might find other things in your life start changing, too.
What New Year’s resolutions are you planning for 2017?
The holiday season is filled with many wonderful traditions, from cutting down a Christmas tree to singing your favorite Christmas songs. But, perhaps one of the best, or at least most delicious, is baking Christmas cookies and desserts. Here are some wonderful Christmas desserts that make us hungry just by reading the recipes.
- Christmas Tree Cake. Take a simple sheet cake and turn it into something magical. Cut out a few pieces to shape it like a tree and then decorate it with green frosting and candy to make a delicious and creative dessert.
- Sugar Cookie Buttons. Use cookie cutters and a straw to shape the dough into buttons. After they’re baked, you can tie them together with a ribbon for an extra cute presentation.
- Eggnog Pudding. Enjoy your favorite holiday drink in dessert form with this creamy, rich dessert. Use a large trifle bowl or individual glass dishes for the best presentation.
- Snowman Cupcakes. Your kids will love to help make these adorable cupcakes. Decorating with sugar and mini chocolate chips complete the snowman look.
- Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups. If you really want to create a treat that everyone will love, these amazing cookie cups will do just that. Sugar cookies create the cups, which are filled with melted chocolate and topped with tiny marshmallows.
What Christmas desserts are you planning on baking this year?