The New Year is a time of reflection. Each January, roughly one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way. Will a New Year bring a New You? See if your New Year’s resolutions make the top 5 list:
Lose Weight and Get Fit
Weight loss and getting fit are the most popular resolutions. Healthy weight and regular exercise are associated with more health benefits than anything else known to man. To increase your successfulness, set reasonable goals and partner with someone who can help keep you accountable.
Whether it’s your home, office or closet, being organized helps decrease stress and increase your effectiveness. Look for a local professional organizer on www.findmyorganizer.com to help you get the job done or Google “de-clutter” for hundreds of tips on how to tackle disorder.
Spend Less, Save More
Work, money and the economy are the biggest cause of Americans’ stress, according to research recently released by the American Psychological Association (APA). Certified financial planners (CFP) can help you get a handle on your finances. Find one on www.fpanet.org.
Learn Something Exciting
Whether you take a course or read a book, you’ll find education to be one of the easiest, most motivating New Year’s resolutions to keep. Life-long learning classes are available at UAH (www.osher.uah.edu), and ASU (www.athens.edu/CLL).
To better yourself the most, help others. Donate your time, blood, money or items that you no longer use to make a difference for someone in need.
Don’t think you can get fit, get organized, learn something exciting or help others because of injury or illness? Therapy Achievements can help you re-gain movement, balance, and thinking skills disrupted by brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or other disorders. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapy to help you identify goals, develop a plan to achieve them and help you to reach your potential. Let us help you welcome in a New Year with a New You!