Make a Unique New Year's Resolution


Make a Unique New Year's Resolution

Lose five pounds. Work out three times per week. Be nicer to little brother. Make bed every day. Get homework done right after school. Get eight of sleep each night hours -- rather than the standard five.

Want unique New Year's resolutions instead of the clichéd ones that even your little brother can think of? Living Generously can help. Started in 2004, this UK-based group aims to inform citizens and improve the world through small, everyday choices.

Think about it. By eating lunch with someone you don't know very well, you could break social barriers and help eliminate teenage cliques. By donating old sweaters and books (or that unwanted gift from Aunt Bertha), you could make a difference to an underprivileged youth. And by turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth (twice a day like the dentist says) you can eliminate water waste. These are some of the many action suggestions offered on the website.

So if you're a community-minded individual and you're looking to make a big difference in small ways for 2011, click through to Living Generously.