New Year Resolutions

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Out here on the High Plains, with all this cold weather and vast emptiness, New Year’s resolutions can feel daunting. That’s why it’s especially daunting to prepare yourself mentally for your resolution.

Business Insider recently spoke to behavioral scientists to learn which techniques they advise to help you stick to your resolution.  

As we embark on a New Year, it's hard to resist pondering the corrections we'd like to make moving forward. It's no surprise that "getting in shape" inevitably tops the list of most resolutions.

Every end-of-year, the topic of resolutions comes up, as does  the topic of resolutions quickly fading into obscurity within weeks of being made.

The history of celebrating the arrival of a new year

Dec 30, 2016

New Year’s Day and the name for the first month of the year, known these days as January, each stem from ancient Rome.

Tips to Keep Your New Year's Resolution Going Strong

Dec 31, 2015

We love making resolutions around this time of year. But we also know that our good intentions often collapse. has some helpful hints this New Year to keep your resolution going strong. In her book Better than Before, Gretchen Rubin suggest five tips to help you create new habits.

First, monitor yourself. Keep a journal of your progress, for example.

Howdy Folks!

I have some great ideas of ways to spend time outdoors during the coming year.  If you've been wanting to get out of that rocking chair, and into the fresh air, take a listen.  You might hear an idea that appeals to you!

Until next time, enjoy the outdoors!