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Monday, December 28, 2009

Sandwiched Boomers and New Year's Resolutions

The idea of New Year's resolutions is not really new. In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings and endings, and was usually depicted with two heads facing in opposite directions. According to legend, one of his heads looked backwards into the old year and the other forwards into the new one. Over two thousand years ago, the Romans ended the year by reviewing the one before. They resolved to achieve more in the new year and pay homage to Janus, namesake of the month January.
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As Sandwiched Boomers, what are you planning to add to your 'to do' list? New Year's resolutions are common practice and the majority of them fall into three categories: lose weight, start exercising and quit smoking. But even more common is the tendency to break them.

Research suggests that the long-term success rate is only about 20%. Chances are, at some time, you've been a part of this statistic. How can you stop the cycle of resolving to make change, but then not following through? Log on all week as we discuss strategies that can help you turn year-end ambitions into year-long lifestyle changes.

You can get a headstart by clicking on the title above. That will take you to and an article with tips about how to begin.

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