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Scheduling that “New you” regimen

If you start tomorrow, you have an entire month to fix all your flaws and make needed changes. Then you will have a running start when, on July 1, you announce your Second Half of the Year's Resolutions. Or celebrate Canada Day, as the case may be. 

Countdown to perfection

As of tomorrow, there will be 100 days left in the year.

Seems like a pretty good time to launch a self-improvement regimen. Usually that means losing 10 pounds.

I'd join you. But I've already promised my mother I would go over to her place Friday and have pizza. So I guess that lets me out.

Of course, I guess I could come up with a different sort of goal. How about discontinuing my practice of posting blog items featuring baseball cards of major-league players who had minor league stints in Spokane?

Oh, wait. I've already done that. Guess I'm good to go.  

If we can put a man on the moon…

Some of us like to launch self-improvement regimens on significant dates. And one of the classics is coming right up.

The anniversary of the first moon landing in 1969 is this Wednesday. And what better day to begin your drive to lose 10 pounds, stand up to your boss or start going to bed earlier?

“If they can put a man on the moon, then I ought to be able to lay off the chili cheese fries.”

But maybe there's no need to wait until Wednesday. Tomorrow, Saturday, is the anniversary of the actual launch of Apollo 11 from Florida.  Perhaps that's really the perfect day to light this candle, as they say.

Of course, this approach flies in the face of everything experts on change have to say about how real behavior modification actually takes place. But good luck anyway.

www.nasa.gov

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