By Sarah Gish
WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Having a tough time following through on those New Year’s Resolutions? You are not alone! No worries, below is a great article full of tips on how to reboot your resolutions for 2017.
It happens every year.
On Jan. 1, we set over-the-top ambitious New Year’s resolutions to, say, lose 15 pounds, declutter the whole house and finally kick credit card debt to the curb. Then life happens, and by February those resolutions evaporate like spilled champagne.
But who says you have to wait until 2018 for a do-over? Now might be the perfect time for a resolution reset. Here are 10 life-simplifying tools that might inspire you to keep reaching for a happier and healthier 2017.
1. Crash diets are so 2016. If you want a healthy eating plan that sticks, try the no-gimmicks DASH Diet, which emphasizes whole foods and doesn’t omit any food group, such as grains, meat or dairy.
The diet was designed to lower blood pressure but is recommended for anyone looking to lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve heart health or manage diabetes. It was recently ranked the No. 1 best diet overall for the seventh year in a row by U.S. News & World Report.
Want to get cooking? Check out “DASH Done Slow: The DASH Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook” (Rockridge Press, 2016). Its 100 recipes require no more than 10 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time. Examples include Chicken Burrito Bowls, Pork Chili Verde, Red Beans & Rice and Maple Banana Sundaes.
MASTER YOUR GADGETS
2. Do you know how to recover photos after accidentally deleting them? Or how to bring a damp smartphone back from the dead?
“Pogue’s Basics: Tech” (Flatiron Books, 2014) is basically a user’s manual for all the gadgets in your life. It’s written by David Pogue, a former New York Times writer, so it reads more like a series of engaging tech columns than a textbook.
The book is chock full of tips and tricks that will help you master your devices, email, social networks and more. Consider it the antidote to a disorganized digital life.