NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS YOU'LL BE HAPPY TO KEEP

As 2015 begins, many of us make New Year's resolutions in hopes of living better lives and improving ourselves. It's a time to reflect on new beginnings, personal goals and optimistic thinking. Maybe you always make and keep your resolutions, or maybe your past resolutions only lasted until the first week of February. Either wiay, we've got some great resolutions to make your 2015 amazing.

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1. SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Don't let the hustle and bustle of a New Year's commitments and obligations keep you from spending time with those you love. Start the year off with easy plans to get together, and don't let errands and over packed schedules keep you apart.

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2. EAT HEALTHY

After a food-filled holiday season, many hope to tighten their belts in the New Year. Next time you are searching for the balance between yummy and nutritious, try a Ham, Veggie & Cheese Sandwich made with Healthy One's ham, certified "Extra Lean" by the American Heart Association for a delicious meal your family will look forward to eating.

With HHoney Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
Honey Pork Tenderloin Kabobs
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3. HELP OTHERS

Reaching out and helping those in need also can be an easy way to lift spirits. Here at Smithfield Foods, we are dedicated to Learners to Leaders, our national alliance that helps students achieve their educational goals. Find something that you are passionate about and volunteering may become one of your favorite activities.

GoingSlow Cooker Pork Carnitas
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4. ENJOY LIFE MORE

Aspire to do more of what you love. Whether your secret passion is golfing, crafting or curling up with a good book, do more of it in 2015.

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5. GET ORGANIZED

Are your hall closets a mess? Or maybe your kitchen is out of control? Set aside a couple of days at the beginning of the year to take on projects you've been putting off. Getting an early start on organization can keep your stress low and productivity high.

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What is your resolution this year? Tweet your favorite idea to us @Smithfieldfoods, and we could share your idea on Twitter!