If you are anything like me, you have at one point or another sat down prior to the New Year and jotted down some resolutions…… a few goals and some key things you wanted to do in the upcoming year.
And perhaps your resolutions sort of looked like mine. Resolutions like……… Lose ten pounds by the end of the week (even though it was already Wednesday) Fall in love or be abundantly happy staying single, save more money and enjoy life to the absolute fullest. Am I right, do your resolutions look similar?
Now, my life embraces a whole different set of goals and resolutions. Since I am not getting any younger, I am constantly thinking about how the activities and choices that I make daily will have a significant impact on the way I age. And it’s not just something for me to think about, but my children and husband as well. That is why the Get Old initiative is so meaningful. Get Old is an initiative developed by Pfizer to challenge people of all ages to rethink what it means to Get Old and take a more active role in their health and quality of life at every age.
Now I look forward to sitting down and creating a list of resolutions that I am determined to reach in the New Year. In fact, studies have shown that people who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals. So here are my Resolutions for 2014. Stay fit and healthy through exercise and proper eating. Spend more quality time with my husband. Continue to evaluate my quality of life and make any necessary improvements along the way. Create more family memories. Give back more to others and to my community. So tell me, what are you doing to Get Old well?