Five New Year's Resolutions You Should Make
UW Carbone Cancer Center Psychologist Lori DuBenske shares the following resolutions for a healthier you that can be made any time of year.
The New Year - a time for making resolutions.
But Jan. 1 is an arbitrary date. Any time that we notice something we want to change about ourselves is a good time to make a resolution and find the resources and support you need to break a bad habit or develop a new skill.
Visit the UW Carbone Cancer Center on Facebook throughout the month to learn what our physicians and staff are resolving for the New Year. And share your own resolutions.
So rather than a New Year's Resolution, think about "New You" resolutions that can be made any day of the year.
Whether or not our lives have been touched by cancer, we could all stand to benefit from the following "New You" Resolutions:
- Focus on health: Eat nutritious foods that will fuel my body for healing. Move my body.
- Develop and practice skills for coping with stress
- Stay connected to the people I care about
- Get my priorities straight: Take time for the things that are important to me. Say "No" to the things I really do not want to do.
- Find joy and gratitude each day, even in the small things
What's Your Resolution
Throughout January, physicians and staff of the UW Carbone Cancer Center will share their resolutions for the coming year on the UW Carbone Cancer Center's Facebook page. Visit throughout the month to read more, and be sure to post your own!
Here's a sampling of the resolutions you'll find:
"My New Year's resolution is to convince all of my relatives who are of age to get their screening colonoscopy."
Clinical Research Specialist
Gastrointestinal Oncology Research
"My resolutions are:
-To train for and run a 5K in 2011
-To take the stairs at work
-To eat at least five fruits or veggie servings a day"
Noelle LoConte, MD
"My resolution is to carry only one bag between work and home every day, instead of lugging three bags and a coffee cup."
"I resolve not to hit the snooze button in the morning."
Brad Kahl, MD
"I will eat less chocolate as my lunch on the go."
Stephanie Orzechowski RN, BSN, MBA
Oncology Service Line Director