Once the partying is done and the hangovers cured, the guilt starts to set in. The daunting realization that it's the beginning of another year—a year you promised to make better than the last. To make this compact, clip-out New Year's Resolutions Guide as productive as possible, here's a bit of preliminary advice.
1) Your resolution should be something you have control over. Don't resolve to win the lottery. That's a wish, not a resolution.
2) Tell yourself you can accomplish your goal. It may sound silly, but part of doing something is believing you can do it.
3) Don't be afraid to ask for help. You are not alone in your battle. Find support groups, talk to your loved ones and seek out others with the same goals.
All right, here's a random, obviously incomplete list of organizations you might consider contacting to help make 2006 a successful new year.
New Mexico Sports and Wellness
Designer Bodies Personal Training and Nutrition Management
Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI)
Yamaha Music School
24-Hour Addictions Referral Network
LovinSpoonfuls: A Cooking School
Financial Freedom of New Mexico, Inc.
Arthur Murray School of Dancing
Albuquerque School of Fine Arts
Kays All Swim School
Career Enrichment Center