The statistics are dismal when it comes to keeping New Year’s resolutions. One recent study found that 52 percent of people were confident they would attain their goals, but only 12 percent actually did so. The healthyminds.org Web site offers some advice on how to follow through on our good intentions.
1. Try again
2. Don’t make too many resolutions
3. Choose your own resolution
4. Make a plan and write it down
5. Involve family and friends
6. Forgive yourself
7. Reward yourself
The top five New Year’s resolutions according to USA.gov are lose weight, manage debt, save money, get a better job and get fit. If these are among your goals in 2009, here are some upcoming library events that might help.
Thursdays in Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29, Noon. Pohick Regional Library
Independent Living Project: Exercise Class. An exercise class for older adults and adults with disabilities. Cosponsored by the Department of Family Services’Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Sign up required. To sign up or for accommodations, call 703-324-7210, TTY 703-449-1186 or e-mail Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7:15. Oakton Library
Lifetime Financial Fitness. Personal financial management and investment in turbulent times. Includes group discussion. Suggested reading: The Age of Turbulence by Alan Greenspan. Adults.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia. Learn more about investing following an investment club model. Meets the second Thursday all year. New visitors welcome. Adults.