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By Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News (TNS)

At the beginning of a new year, many of us tend to be a bit of a martyr in our self-imposed deprivation: No more smoking. No more eating poorly. No more sitting around like a slug.

You can also put a positive spin on resolutions, which leads to this month’s tip: Preface your goals with “I can.”

You can — eat vegetables and fruits with every meal, maybe. Take the stairs today. Venture outside your exercise comfort zone once a week. Do five push-ups before breakfast. Be gentle with yourself.

When you do that, how can your year start out anything but full of hope, full of promise?

Photo: Tyler Blazey rock climbs on Dec. 11, 2014 at Upper Limits gym in St. Louis. (Roberto Rodriguez/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS)

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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