Women's Health: 5 Healthy Resolutions for Women (cont.)

If a woman is not able to accomplish everything on her list, Wish says not to fret. "The probability is that [women] won't be able to accomplish everything, and therefore, they shouldn't be too hard on themselves."

With the to-do list never ending, there's no better time than today to find time to do something for yourself, even if it's just for 10 minutes. The ideas vary with individual tastes, but some women have found doing simple things, such as walking, exercising, talking to a friend, soaking in the tub, or meditation to be highly enjoyable and relaxing.

So this new year, think of what's important to you, make your resolutions, and vow to make this the beginning of a happier, healthier you.

Published Dec. 13, 2004.

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