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What Not To Do for New Year Resolutions

What Not To Do for New Year Resolutions

Dear Easy Milano Readers,

Happy New Year! I hope you have started 2020 with lots of zip and pizzazz!

Have you made a New Year Resolution?
Have you once and for all decided to eat well, go to the gym three times a week and meditate for 30 minutes a day?

Although I know resolve means to make a decision or take firm action, I’ve always interpreted “New Year Resolution” as implying to have to solve a problem. In Italian they call new year resolutions “i Buoni Propositi” which means good intentions.

I think we can learn from our Italian friends by solving our problems with firm action combined with good intentions.

Taking small steps is always best!

  • Don’t say “I’ll stop eating all carbs,” say “I’ll have the mini-brioche.”
  • Don’t say “I’ll join the posh gym,” say “I’ll take the stairs, in the metro.”
  • Don’t say “I’ll study Italian 3 hours a day,” say “I’ll start talking to my neighbors more often.”

Little changes can make a big impact on our lives. Browse the resources in Easy Milano, maybe you’ll find something that will help your Buoni Propositi for 2020!

Wishing you all the best,
Celia, editor

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