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,