Your Guide to January

The big holidays are done, but there’s more to celebrate.



National Dress Up Your Pet Day

Animals are adorable. Animals dressed in costumes are even more adorable. Do you need any other reason to enjoy this quirky holiday?



 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The legacy of this courageous civil rights leader is still relevant today and can be summed up with one of his great quotes: “The time is always right to do what is right.”

 

Lunar New Year

Celebrated by many Asian cultures, this holiday includes traditions of honoring ancestors, giving envelopes of “lucky money,” and setting off fireworks to usher in the new year with a bang!



 

Int’l. Holocaust Remembrance Day

On this day in 1945, the largest Nazi death camp (Auschwitz-Birkenau) was liberated. Honoring the 6 million Jewish lives lost reminds us of one vital message: Never again.



 


Data Privacy Day

Every year, new online threats emerge, so take some time today to learn how to protect your personal information.


 

Plan for Vacation Day

Did you know that planning a trip can be almost as enjoyable as the trip itself? Science even backs that up, so start exploring those travel sites today. Bon voyage!



The confetti has been swept up, and the season of “doing better this year” is on us. But how do we make that happen? It’s all in how you frame your goals. One proven way is to use the SMART approach, and the good news is that you don’t have to be a genius to make it work for you!


SMART goals are:

This way, “Eating better” becomes “I’ll eat more fruits and vegetables (Specific), which means five servings a day (Measurable, Achievable). Then I’ll have more energy and lower my risk of disease (Relevant). I’ll start on Sunday (Time-related).”


Good luck … you can do it!



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