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Photo: LanaSweet (Shutterstock) How many New Year’s resolutions have you made over the course of your life? And how many have you kept ? We all know that most grand resolutions, unless accompanied by deep commitment and accountability, stay where they began: in our heads. I don’t know about you, but after two years navigating work, family life, and school during COVID, the idea of trying to reach major goals sounds exhausting. Instead, I’m here to suggest that we focus on self-care in small ways. I’m not even talking about the fun stuff like massages, pedicures, or solo trips to Target (though these are all amazing and necessary). I mean ways that are so small, some would consider them “basic needs” rather than self-care: Drinking more than a glass of water a day, for example. As a stressed out working mother of three, who regularly blows past lunch in a frenzy to reach deadlines, this where I find myself—in need of hydration, calories, and a reminder to occasionally breathe fresh air. This year, instead of resolving to overhaul your entire life, create a short self-care checklist. Three to five items, max. Hell, you could start with just one thing and build from there. (Just don’t add more until you’ve given yourself 21 days of solid, consistent execution to make the first one a habit.) What goes on this list is entirely up to you. The only guideline is that they’re things you don’t already do every day, but would […]