The month of the May is National Commitment Month. What does that mean?Â Isn’tÂ the whole point of being â€œcommittedâ€ that you donâ€™t have to worry about being â€œwishy-washyâ€ or unsure of something? You commit yourself to a relationship because you and your partner want clarification of the status of your togetherness. You commit yourself to purchasing a home because you want to officially live there. These are good points, and to be fair, the act of deciding whether or not you want to invest your time in something is critical. We are glad that you make conscious decisions to carry out a task. We make choices to dedicate ourselves to a cause, which is important, but what we often neglect is the act of re-confirming our commitments and measuring the successes of them.
We are reminded constantly that stress has many negative effects on the mind and the body and that we should not stress about â€œthe little things.â€ Some may say that being positive and optimistic are helpful ways to eliminate stress from everyday life. However, having a positive outlook on life is important but itâ€™s never a mistake to be prepared for the unexpected. If you are like Harold Wilson, then you know itâ€™s possible to be optimistic about the world around you, but prepared when the rain comes and disaster strikes.
George Washingtonâ€™s Birthday, February 22, was declared a federal holiday in 1885. As the first president of the United States, Washingtonâ€™s birthday is of significant importance and has culturally morphed into what we now call Presidentâ€™s Day. We celebrate this day every year on the third Monday of February. You may be wondering why we celebrate this day, and most other federally declared holidays, on a particular Monday. This is because Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act in June of 1968 to increase the number of three-day weekends for