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New Year's Resolutions: Aim Low & It's All Upside

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As 2015 rolls around, you see a lot (read: a sh!tload) of year-in-review lists and, of course, those ubiquitous tips on how to form resolutions you might actually be able to keep. Last night I read an informative article, written by New York Times bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on setting your intentions for the new year as effectively as possible. While she had a lot of insightful suggestions, such as embrace positive aims rather than negative ones (choose DO rather than DON'T), this year I can sum up my resolutions in a single phrase: Set the bar low. In days of yore, I'd aspire to greatness and then immediately dismiss my hifalutin list well before Valentine's Day when it seemed I was unable to master Mandarin while needlepointing Shakespearean sonnets. Well, that all changes now! Resolutions of Years Past Write a novel Become a yoga instructor Learn French on audio while driving to and from poetry readings Cook new recipes weekly Save for a once-in-a-l