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WESTLAKE FOREST DIRECTORS

Annette Baldwin, President 281-578-9118

Robin Snitofsky, VP/Secretary 281-787-4817

David Bryant, Treasurer 281-578-8376

Tina Kent, Director 832-248-1037

Edmond Stachowski, Director 281-578-3318

WESTLAKE DIRECTORS

Ed Brzmiakiewics 832-541-7522

Rochelle Smith 281-579-8753

Forrest Croom 281-685-5088

Mark Taylor 832-689-6475

Nico Ruiz, Director 832-491-6374

SHERIFF’S OFFICE LAW ENFORCEMENT COORDINATOR

Annette Baldwin 281-578-9118

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Sheriff (Non-Emergency) 713-221-6000

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Harris County Public Health & Evir. 713-439-6000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Katy Christian Ministries Hotline

281-391-HELP

Post Office - Bear Creek 281-550-4413

Post Office - Park Row 281-829-5062

Harris County Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Centerpoint Energy (Street Light Repair) 281-391-5104

Centerpoint Energy (Power Outages) 713-207-2222

Comcast 713-341-1000

Senior Citizen Info. 713-529-9991

SPCA Houston 713-869-7722

SPCA 24 Emergency Animal Rescue 713-780-4357

Precinct 3 Commissioner Radack 281-463-6300

HOSPITALS

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Houston Methodist West Hospital 832-522-1000

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SCHOOLS

Mayde Creek Elementary School 281-237-3950

Stephens Elementary School 281-234-0200

Mayde Creek Junior High School 281-237-3900

Mayde Creek High School 281-237-3000

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REPORTING NUISANCES &

HEALTH HAZARDS TO HARRIS COUNTY

If your neighbor has garbage, junk, trash, construction materials,

mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs or any other type of junk that

attracts vermin, you can directly report this to the Harris County Public

Health and Environmental Services online. You can also report dead

birds and other types of problems as well. Here is the website for online

reporting: www.hcphes.org/templates/onlineservices.htm.

Telephone calls might be necessary if you do not receive a reply as to the

status of the investigation. Keep a copy of your online form in case that is

the case. The telephone number is: 713-439-6000.

TREAT OUR PARKS, GREENBELT & AMENITIES

WITH RESPECT AND CARE

Both Westlake Forest and Westlake have added many lovely new

amenities for the enjoyment of all of our residents. We have also installed

cameras throughout these areas and we have noticed that some residents

are not clear on how to behave in the parks. Please refrain from picking

flowers, throwing rocks from around the fountains onto the fountains,

wading in the fountain, climbing on the fountain, dumping sand into

the streambed at the Westlake park, driving vehicles on the greenbelt

in Westlake or the parks in either Westlake or Westlake Forest, drinking

alcohol on any community owned property or vandalizing any of the

community owned property.

While most of us have a basic understanding of how to behave in public,

there are a few deviants who frequent our parks and other common areas.

The vandalism and graffiti simply waste community financial resources. If

you see anyone who is behaving destructively in our parks and common

areas, please call the Sheriff’s Office and also let a Board member know

immediately. We do not want our parks and common areas to take on a

rundown look that is ugly and repulsive.

REPORTING CRIMES AND ONGOING ACTIVITY

Some of our residents are confused about whom to call for various types

of crimes and suspicious ongoing activity. We have a contract with the

Sheriff’s Department, which includes a deputy in a marked vehicle in

our subdivisions 40 hours per week. Westlake and Westlake Forest share

these costs in order to provide a more secure environment for you and

your family. In addition to our contract deputy, we have deputies who

work in the subdivisions at odd hours of the day and night-sometimes in

marked units, sometimes in civilian vehicles.

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However, if you do not call the Sheriff’s Office when a crime occurs or

when you see suspicious activity, the deputies have no way of knowing

that a crime has occurred or that suspicious activity is happening in an

ongoing fashion. We encourage you to contact the Sheriff’s Office for

any type of crime… whether it is serious in nature such as a burglary of

a home or motor vehicle or suspicious activity that is occurring at the

moment. To report crimes, call the following numbers:

Emergency: 9-1-1

Non Emergency: 713-221-6000

If you are observing ongoing activity in your area of the neighborhood,

call Annette Baldwin at 281-578-9118. This telephone number is listed

on the inside of the back page of your newsletter each month. Ongoing

activity can be anything from teenagers consistently violating curfew

to loud music to possible drug dealing from a home. It can also include

illegal parking, hazardous waste dumping, environmental threats, etc.

If you wish to speak with the contract deputy about the activity, he will

call you, come to your home or meet you at the Sheriff’s Office Store front

located on Fry Road. If you want Ms. Baldwin to talk with the deputy

and follow up on the resolution of activity, she can call you when the

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ANNUAL DUES ARE PAYABLE

BY JANUARY 31, 2021

The annual dues of $475 per year are payable on or before January

31, 2021. The invoices for dues were mailed and received before early-

October 2020. This was done to enable you to pay something each

month prior to the deadline of January 31, 2021, if you wanted to do

this. The mailing also included a payment contract which, during COVID,

the Board wanted to offer to each homeowner who might need it. We

encourage each of our homeowners to pay promptly as the cost to the

homeowner for collection begins mounting on February 1, 2021.

If you would like to establish a monthly pre-payment program for your

2021 dues, contact Inframark @ 281-870-0585 and explain that you want

to set up a pre-payment program for your 2021 dues.

IT’S TREE PLANTING SEASON

December and January are ideal times in Houston to plant trees and

shrubs. The cool weather combined with the rain offer trees and shrubs

the opportunity to establish themselves. In addition, the soft winter

sunshine and warm days nurture the plants. If you are thinking of adding

to your landscaping, this is an ideal time to do it. Whether you select

a 5-gallon plant or large trees planted by a tree planting service, your

plants and trees will have the highest hope of survival this summer if

planted now. Be sure to select trees and shrubs, which are recommended

for the Gulf Coast summers. Native plants are always best and use the

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STREETLIGHTS OUT?

Please report outages of streetlights to Centerpoint Energy. Get the pole

number as well as the nearest street address and call 713–207-2222 or go

to their website and complete an on-line form. It is very important that

non-working lights are reported for the safety of our each of us. Call it in,

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DEED RESTRICTION COPY

Homeowners and renters can get a copy of the deed restrictions for both

Westlake and Westlake Forest on our website: www.westlakecia.org.

Please note that these two subdivisions have separate deed restrictions.

You may also call Inframark or send them an email to have a copy mailed

to you. Information on Inframark is on the inside of the back page of the

monthly newsletter and on our website.

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TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with your

name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate and

the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you want

on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send emails

in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you want

to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we will

remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible

for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES

As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of

the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:

1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and

controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium

include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor

appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of

milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified

orange juice and dark, leafy greens.

2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms

of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or

weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to

softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings

of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,

twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.

3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs

work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term

because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or

because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney

disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of

a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in

severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,

consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.

4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get

too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia

can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse

hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans

(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.

5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make

neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans

and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is

becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include

numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;

anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;

paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal

sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for

vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes

and breakfast cereals.

6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for

women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such

a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number

of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an

unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,

mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,

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go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.

7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in

energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,

nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can

lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,

personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your

levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,

cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.

Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES

The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a

clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get

more of these important foods into your diet:

Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables

a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to

your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.

Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot

sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or

vegetables, so they are ready to eat.

Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great

way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.

At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your

plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on

what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to

go with it.

Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree

berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.

Courtesy of: www.livescience.com/35730-five-easy-ways-eat-morefruits-vegetables.html

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize

winner was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights

movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s

challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950s and

1960s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause

of civil rights in the United States. After his assassination in 1968, King

became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice. In 1957,

King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed

to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became

the organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual

influence. He was responsible for much of the organization’s

fundraising, which he frequently conducted in conjunction with

preaching engagements in Northern churches. SCLC sought to

complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation

through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders encouraging

the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination. These

activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.

“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963

March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for

jobs and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote

address to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters.

His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights

movement in oratory as moving as any in American history. After

his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement,

high moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and

overcome racial divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial

is the national holiday in King’s honor, designated by the Congress

of the United States in 1983 and observed on the third Monday in

January, a day that falls on or near King’s birthday of January 15 th .

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Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with

every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the

Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds

for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60

teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over

$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight years of Inspiring

Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role

in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as

the foundation’s grant program expands. Register and join Team Katy ISD

Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team or recruit your own team

of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring

Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2021.

Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/

Reason2Race2021 or www.katyisdeducationfoundation.org or contact

the Katy ISD Education Foundation at 281-396-6031.

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February 20, 2021, No Label Brewery

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Run Starts at 9 AM

(We are hopeful for an in-person event. Our site will be updated Run

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pint glasses and run bags will be ready for you at packet pick-up!)

Family Entertainment: Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Food, Raffle, Chris

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NCL-KATY CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

National Charity League, Inc. (NCL), the oldest and largest motherdaughter

volunteer organization in the nation, gives mothers and

daughters unique opportunities to strengthen their bond while growing

together and improving their communities through philanthropic,

leadership and cultural activities. For the 2021-2022 Membership Year,

we are accepting applications for mothers with daughters currently in 6 th

grade in the Katy ISD, Richmond, Fulshear or Sealy areas. Deadline for all

applications and required forms is due 1/15/2021.

We look forward to meeting everyone as you learn more about

this opportunity to make a aluable impact to our community while

strengthening your mother/daughter bond by joining NCL-Katy chapter.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity,

visit us at www.nationalcharityleague.org/vpage/index-katy/, click on

Join Our Chapter for additional information. Contact Colleen Cooper, VP

Membership at membershipkaty@nclonline.org

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LIBRARIES

ALL HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATIONS

WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS

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HCPL No-contact Curbside Holds Pick-Up is now available at ALL HCPL

branches.

Harris County Public Library will continue to offer a wide array of online

services:

• Use HCPL Wi-Fi service while maintaining social distancing with HCPL’s

Drive-up Wi-Fi

• Download ebooks and audiobooks, stream movies, research and learn

at www.hcpl.net

• Attend an HCPL program or story time online through Facebook or

YouTube

• Check your account to renew loans or request books

• eBooks, comics or graphic novels through OverDrive

• Stream classic films, indie cinema and award-winning documentaries

on Kanopy

• Listen to audiobooks through RBDigital or OverDrive

• Read along and play with picture books on TumbleBooks

• Ask us a question via chat on Ask a Librarian

• Get book recommendations via Book Hunters

If you do not have an HCPL library card, you can get instant access to all

HCPL’s digital materials including ebooks, streaming movies and research

tools with an iKnow Digital Access Card.

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branch). When you arrive at the library, follow the instructions you were

provided over the phone. You may be asked to show your library card or

other form of ID for verification.

Note: Library staff will not be able to take your returns during curbside

pick-up, please put them in the book drop. For your safety and that of

HCPL staff, curbside pick-up may be temporarily suspended during bad

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Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch

baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti

and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a

large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared

baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and

reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining

1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until

cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand

5 minutes before cutting.

Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

1 cup butter, softened

8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS:

Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat

the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’

sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.

Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into

chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of

pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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January 2021 | Westlake/Westlake Forest


Gardening Tips For January

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water

than from lack of food.

• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.

• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.

• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and

old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into

heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate

and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before

planting.

• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete

fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six

inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.

Water in.

• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze

damage to crown.

• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off

leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce

water for poinsettias.

• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.

• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as

flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature

will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed

manufacturer’s directions before spraying.

• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings

of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded

until rooted.

• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.

Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs

before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape

myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting

unwanted canes out at base of plant.

• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the

spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds,

keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new

beds for roses.

• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody

plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be

expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural

needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid

crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet

soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.

• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about

50% humus, including rotted manure.

• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender

plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature

rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but

remove when weather warms.

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25 WAYS TO SNEAK IN

MORE EXERCISE EVERY DAY

One of the TOP New Year resolutions: exercise more! Here

are some ways to help incorporate exercise into your daily

routines:

1. Make your bed every morning.

2. Do 10 push-ups every morning.

3. Squat while you brush your teeth.

4. Park farther than you need to.

5. Clean your office.

6. Take the stairs.

7. Exercise on the job.

8. Do your own filing/copying/coffee-fetching.

9. Switch your office chair for a stability ball.

10. Schedule a daily walk break at work.

11. Take calls standing up.

12. Skip the inter-office mail and walk it over.

13. Suggest walk meetings.

14. Practice isometrics.

15. Reorganize your office or home.

16. Go on walking/biking errands.

17. Do the grocery shopping.

18. Make your own food.

19. Hand-wash dishes.

20. Keep your yoga mat/weights/kettlebell by the TV.

21. Clean your home.

22. Wash your own vehicle.

23. Play with children.

24. Dance.

25. Laugh.

Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/

POPULAR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

• Drink Less Alcohol

• Eat Right

• Get a Better Education

• Get a Better Job

• Get Fit

• Lose Weight

• Quit Smoking Now

• Reduce Stress On-the-Job

• Reduce Stress Overall

• Save Money

• Take a Trip

• Volunteer to Help Others

LOVE YOURSELF

To love yourself means to respect and appreciate yourself as you are and to come to

terms with those aspects of yourself that you can’t change - the aspects that make

you unique. It means allowing yourself to drop the conditions that you have created

to love yourself like, “I will love myself once I…” and simply choose to embrace the

good and the bad, the mistakes and the triumphs.

Loving yourself isn’t a one-time thing, but an endless, ongoing process that starts

with realizing that it’s not about discovering self-love; it’s about tearing down the

walls you’ve built against it. Below are 6 ways to learn to love yourself more:

1. Focus on the things you like about yourself

2. Make time to do the things you enjoy

3. Let go of mistakes and embrace the past

4. Appreciate your life

5. Get out of your comfort zone

6. Take care of your body!

Courtesy of: www.recoverywarriors.com/6-simple-ways-to-love-yourself-more

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