For many of us, a new year means a new start. At one time or another, we’ve all had the experience of falling short of our resolutions not too long after January 1st. So how do we maintain those self-assured resolutions in 2014?

First of all, it’s important to remember that resolutions usually stem from unhappiness about something within ourselves, or a desire to learn a new skill or habit that will improve our overall health or wellbeing. While it might sound appealing to overhaul everything, managing one goal is more likely to be fulfilling, and you’ll be more likely to succeed. That said, here are three ideas to get you going in 2014:

  1. Pay attention to your health. As we age, our bodies let us know. However, eating fresh fruits and vegetables and getting daily exercise not only impedes the aging process, but will make you feel stronger, both mentally and physically. Check for locally based subscription options that will deliver fresh, organic produce to your residence. Ask about senior discounts at your local gym, and make use of your natural parks.
  2. Give and get mail. Letter journals or diaries are a useful tool for reaching out to family members and friends with whom you may have gotten out of touch. Getting a letter from you will brighten someone’s day, and you may just gain a long-term pen pal in the process.
  3. Learn new technology. As 2014 brings with it new technologies and gadgets, it may be the perfect time to get tech-savvy. A subscription to a blog could teach you about a hobby you love. A Kindle or Nook could renew your interest in literature, as its readable print and backlit screen makes for easy reading. Don’t know any of these terms? Don’t worry. Sites like and Wikipedia are good starting points for learning tech terms.

Whatever your resolution, we wish you a year of personal fulfillment, inspiration and healthy living. Happy 2014 from all of us at Embassy Healthcare!