The North Vista

New Year’s Resolutions

By @SiRVis


A travel journal that will give you a pleasant view of people, places, food, culture, history and events from a refreshing perspective

NEW Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity for all to be able to achieve the changes we wanted but failed by procrastination or by being too busy. There are a lot of things that we were not able to do last year. As the year begins, it’s time to do the things we’ve been yearning to accomplish and continue the good things we’ve done last year.

We all need all the help we can get as majority of people fail to stick to their resolution. Here’s some list to help you with your New Year’s resolution:

Start eating healthier food, and less food overall. Switching to a healthier eating lifestyle is very hard but it just takes a good amount of determination. There are a lot of choices even when you dine out in restaurants. Pick the healthier food in the menu and always eat in moderation. If you are in Pangasinan, you can check out Happy Jeta on Facebook. They deliver meals tailor fit for your lifestyle change (portion control, ketogenic, or skinny diet meals).

Walk, Run, Bike, Swim. We all need exercise. Dagupan’s downtown area is just a few kilometers of walk. As gas prices are going up, walking and running is a perfect way to cope up and we even lessen the pollution in the air and shed that extra pounds at the same time. Want to swim? Bonuan Blue Beach is just a few minutes away. It’s cleaner now and perfect for family bonding. Want to learn how to swim properly? Train with the Bert Lozada Swimming School at the Dagupan City Poolside. Look for Coach Jeff. He trained the medal hauling Balon Dagupan Swimming Team.

Do more Clean Ups. Let’s make our community a better place by cleaning our surroundings. It’s simple actually. Recycle, segregate and throw our garbage properly. Clean your own mess. Pick up trash even if it’s not yours. Join clean up drives. Please join me every weekend for a coastal cleanup at Tondaligan and along the shore of Bonuan Blue Beach. And please, can we have a “No Plastics” ordinance in Dagupan?

Give up cigarettes. This is one bad habit (and vice) that a lot of people don’t know how to kick. We all know that smoking endangers your health, other people’s health and your wallet too! Be prepared to dedicate a lot of will power to stop smoking once and for all. I’m now on to my second year of quitting cigarettes. Vaping might help for some but it’s best to quit altogether. Some may even argue that vaping might be more dangerous as metal coils and the cotton gets burnt and the flavored juice is artificial and chemically prepared.

Change within. This year, can we just change for the better? Learn something new every day. Be more polite. Spend more time with the people that matter. Keep learning. Enjoy the little things. Bring more peace into your life. Be kinder to yourself. You may not be able to control how kind other people are to you, but you can always control how kind you are to yourself. Believe in yourself, respect yourself and treat yourself well. It’s through the small things that we can start changing. And everything starts with us.

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