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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Are you up for fun new challenges in 2019?

Now that it’s 2019, do you have any lifestyle changes you’d like to make? If so, New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to begin these changes. 

Besides eating healthier and exercising more, here are several ideas I’m planning to implement:

Meet new people.
Meeting new people is said to be important for your well-being and state of mind. Besides acquiring knowledge, meeting people can be interesting and fun.

Watch less TV. 
My husband and I are not big TV watchers, and I’d much prefer to read a good book. Research shows that the average person watches a lot of TV. That time can be used to develop and learn new skills. And reading is an excellent exercise for your brain. J

Learn a new language.
Since writing A Portuguese Christmas, I’ve wanted to learn Portuguese. I’m hoping to begin learning the language in my spare time.

What are you goals for 2019? Please leave your comments below.

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations. 
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  1. I don't make resolutions. I do have the goal of trying to finish a three-book novella series this year and get my women's fiction historical edited and published. We shall see. I think making too many goals or resolutions puts stress and pressure on an individual. And creativity does not need stress. Best of luck with your endeavors in the new year!

    1. Thanks so much, Judy, and oh so true. Best wishes to you, too!


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