Sometimes it seems like things are spinning out of control. Stress is up, and spending quality time together with those you love is down. Challenge yourself to make changes that will get things back on track. Learn to enjoy fun activities without feeling worn out and tired, feel inspired, creative and interested in learning new things, focus on the positive instead of dwelling on the negative, get along well with everyone who comes into our life, rest your mind when you need a break from thinking, take time to notice the little things you normally miss seeing, enjoy life more, and laugh more often.


LIFESTYLE ACTIONS

Man comfortably sleeping in his bedGET YOUR SLEEP
Target: Average 7 hours of sleep per night
Research at the University of Chicago has found that having a sleep debt wreaks havoc on your metabolism, making it easier for fat to sneak onto your body. read more

BD1234-001.jpgREAD A BOOK
Target: Read every day, finish a book in 21 days
Studies have shown that staying mentally stimulated can slow the progress of Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Keeping the brain active and engaged prevents it from losing power
. read more

al_2083878bDRINK LESS OR NO ALCOHOL
Target
: Drink no alcohol 1 to 7 days a week, you decide
Alcohol can work against you and your fitness goals, as calories add up fast. Alcohol tends to be stored as fat in the abdomen. read more

No_Smoking_-_American_Cancer_Society's_Great_American_Smoke_OutSTOP SMOKING
Target
: Cold Turkey – Stop smoking for 21 days

You can eat healthy and exercise, but it means less if you continue to smoke. Your health changes for the better when you quit. read more.

POWER NAPpower-nap2
Target: 15-30 minutes 5 days a week
A power nap of 15 minutes can improve bodily, mental, and emotional elements, improving; memory and judgment, energy level, patience, and general stress-tolerance. read more

EAT DINNER TOGETHER
Target:
1 to 7 days a week (You choose)
Good things happen when families eat together. And, it’s where a family builds its identity and culture. read more

date-nightDATE NIGHT
Target:
One night a week
Couples who schedule date nights into their busy lives lessen the chance of divorce and heighten marital happiness. Date nights also can increase communication in the relationship. read more

Turn off the TVTURN OFF THE TV
Target: You decide how many hours to per week
Choose how many hours you want to turn the TV off per week. Average U.S. adult watches more than 4 hours of TV a day. read more

quiet-timeQUIET TIME
Target: You decide how many minutes to average per week

Are you taking time every day to stop, get away from the TV, computer and phone, and give thanks? Are you taking time to relax and think? read more

FAMILY NIGHT
Target: One night a week
One of the most productive things you can do to assure togetherness as a family is to adopt the practice of setting aside one night each week just for family. read more

take-a-hikeTAKE A HIKE
Target: You decide how many minutes to hike per week
Taking walks together is not only good for your hearts and body’s, but great for your emotional stability. read more

Teach-a-Child-to-ReadREAD TO YOUR CHILDREN
Target: You decide how many hours to read per week
Although the life of a parent is often stressful and hectic, you should try to read with your child at least once a day at a regularly scheduled time. Make it a priority! read more

man And dogWALK YOUR DOG
Target: Walk your dog every day
Dogs are great personal trainers—loyal, hardworking, energetic and enthusiastic. Lose your excuse to forego exercising. read more

kids projectsBUILD SOMETHING TOGETHER
Target: 2 hours a week, completing in 21 days
Kids love to make things. Building projects are fun and help kids learn new skills and gain a feeling of accomplishment. read more

You can also choose your own lifestyle actions, whatever you want them to be!


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