October's goal: Protect yourself. They’re scary to think about, but they happen: break-ins, both the physical and the digital kind. If you get a fancy new gadget or big electronic, don’t broadcast it to the whole neighborhood by leaving the box on the curb. break down your cardboard boxes and put them in your trash,… Continue reading New You for the New Year!
September's goal: Learn a new skill! Back to school season is in the air, and that always gives me a wave of nostalgia. But even more than that, it makes me want to brush up on my skillz! The free app Duolingo (iOS / Android) can help you learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Irish,… Continue reading New You for the New Year!
August's goal: Switch up your workouts! We’re 2/3 of the way through the year — chances are, your workout needs a refresh! Now is a great time to start something new. Many fitness classes enroll for the fall season around this time. You could try a class for something you’ve always wanted to try, like… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!
July's goal: Drink more water! It might not be the same where you are, but where I live, July is often the hottest month of the year. Those high temperatures are hugely dehydrating. Not only that, but nearly half of Americans don’t drink enough water in the first place. Eeek! I have mastered the art… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!
June's goal: Value experiences over things. Shift your focus from things to experiences. Things can get lost, broken, or outdated, but your memories and experiences will be what shape you. Get involved in groups in your community. Don’t know where to find them? Search on Meetup.com or check in with your local library. Listen to… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!
May's goal: Eat more fruits and vegetables! Almost all of us could use a little more fruit or veggie in our lives. With so many processed foods available, it can be hard to make sure you reach the recommended number of servings in a day — which amount to about two cups of fruits and… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!
April's goal: Take up an anti-stress activity! The year is well underway by now! Fight back against stress by taking up a new hobby or anti-stress activity. Meditation is a great way to be more mindful and overall achieve a greater sense of calmness in your day. It is easy to get started meditating for… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!
March's goal: Get organized! Clutter. It’s a never-ending problem. All the time, we are acquiring new things, receiving new mail, using our belongings in a rush and not putting them away. Even if you are good about cleaning up as you go, it’s still a great idea to take some time early in the year… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!
February's goal: Practice mindfulness. February is a month to count your blessings. Be grateful for what you have — whether that is the love of your life, your beautiful children, or your drive for happiness and self-improvement. Being more mindful throughout the day can help you feel appreciation more deeply. You’ll be more patient, more… Continue reading New You for the New Year!!