Resolutions for the New Year
Tips to make meaningful improvements in 2013
Selecting the right food is an important part of a healthy weight loss program.
The New Year offers opportunity for a fresh start. Here is the U.S. government’s list of the most popular New Year’s resolutions with tips on how to keep them in the coming year:
Drink Less Alcohol
Tip: Know how much alcohol is in a drink. For instance, 12 ounces of beer has less alcohol than 12 ounces of wine or hard liquor. Also, when thirsty, always drink water – not alcoholic beverages.
Eat Healthy Food
Tip: List which foods you will eat more of (vegetables, whole grains, etc.) and the ones you will eat less of (snacks, desserts, etc.). Be as specific as possible. Post the list on your refrigerator.
Get a Better Education
Tip: Apply for student aid. You may be surprised by what you qualify for. Go to www.FAFSA.ed.gov and complete a free application.
Get a Better Job
Tip: Speak with your facility HR manager and direct supervisor(s) about positions that may be available with CCA. Also, check out available job openings throughout our company.
Tip: Begin by adding extra steps to your day. Park far away. Take the stairs whenever possible. Little changes can make a big difference.
Tip: Eat off of smaller plates. You will naturally serve yourself less food.
Tip: Don’t wait until it’s too late to begin talking about your debts. If you miss a payment, contact your lender(s) immediately. The best defense is a good offense.
Tip: Stress causes tension in your body, which can then cause more stress. So, take a deep breath and stretch your muscles.
Tip: Stay busy. “Downtime” can increase your desire to smoke. Also, spend free time in places where smoking isn’t allowed, such as the mall, movie theater, gym or library.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Tip: Switch to rechargeable batteries. In addition to reducing the waste of disposable batteries, you will save money over time.
Tip: Develop a written budget. Write down everything you spend this month. Next month, use that as a guide to manage expenses and find savings.
Take a Trip
Tip: While the Swiss Alps are nice, consider visiting the wonders that America has to offer. A good, old-fashioned road trip may be just what you need to satisfy your restlessness. You can find great trip ideas at www.BestOfTheRoad.com.
Volunteer to Help Others
Tip: Not sure where you’re needed? Go to www.Serve.gov to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your area.