Its A New Year, New Goals!

What Are Some Goals You Want To Accomplish This Year?

The Resolution DietSo, 2012 is finally over and it's time to say goodbye!

This is the right time to look back at 2012 and learn from all the mistakes we made, and to come up with a list of goals for 2013.

According to USA.gov, here is the top list of goals people make:

  • Lose Weight
  • Get Fit
  • Reduce Stress at Work
  • Manage Debt
  • Get a Better Education
  • Take a Trip
  • Save Money
  • Drink Less Alcohol
  • Volunteer to Help Others
  • Get a Better Job
  • Quit Smoking Now
 


Whatever personal goals we set for ourselves, ideally, they should be SMART:

Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timed


They can be related to your work, personal life, or both.

Once you have set your personal objectives, you need to write them down. Research has shown that if goals are written down they are more likely to be achieved. Write a to-do list, put a note in your diary or put up a post it note on the wall. Conjure up a powerful image of you actually achieving your goal – you are more likely to achieve it.

The libraries have numerous books, audiobooks and DVDs to help you achieve your goals. The more you know, the easier the goal can be accomplished!

Here are a few of the many books for some of the most common goals:

 
Conquer the Fat-Loss Code
 
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Conquer the Fat-Loss Code
by Wendy Chant
613.25 C459C
Quit Smoking Today
Without Gaining Weight

by Paul McKenna
616.865 M155
Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques
for a More Balanced, Peaceful You

by Deborah Reber
YA 155.518 R291
The 100 Best Volunteer
Vacations to Enrich Your Life

by Pam Grout
910.202 G882
                                                                                 
Visit Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library to pick up these motivating items!


P.S. -- If you share your goals with others who are looking to achieve the same thing or gaining peer support, bring them along with you. It can make a huge impact on your success rate. Try our yoga classes  -- every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in our Large Meeting Room on the lower level of the library -- and bring a friend!