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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT INFO

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION

www.wsmaonline.org

BOARD MEMBERS

President CO Holt 281-347-8702

Vice President Bill Petry 281-347-6465

Landscaping, Perimeter Fence Maintenance and Meeting Room Setup

Secretary/Treasurer Dave Ellis 281-347-2580

Communications (Webmaster/Newsletter), Elec Repairs, Keys,

Clubhouse & Pool Rental and Maintenance

UTILITIES

Centerpoint Energy 713-207-2222

Gas Problems 713-659-2111

Reliant Energy 713-207-1111

Street Lights - not working 713-207-2222

Street Repairs 281-463-6300

MUD #61 281-347-8686

MUD #62 281-347-8686

Director Jim Calvert 281-380-8628

Deed Restrictions , Yard of the Month , Architectural Review Chairman

Director Chris Cox 832-413-2432

Community Events Co-Chairperson, Electronic Surveillance

Director Michael Wood 281-347-1027

Community Events Co-Chairperson,

Manage Welcoming Committee and Meeting Signs

Director James Kelley 832-812-5567

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Welcoming Volunteers Krystal Gillogly 832-428-0877

Deni McKay 832-297-3461

For all other issues, please contact:

CREST MANAGEMENT Switchboard 281-579-0761

Cindy Bojé 281-945-4668

Swim Team Katy Hall 713-569-4530

Ladies Tennis Leagues Karen Mace 281-347-4058

TAXING AUTHORITIES

Harris Co. Appraisal Dist. 713-683-9200

Waller Co. Appraisal Dist. / KISD Tax 281-391-3188

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000

Transportation 281-396-7560

Winborn Elem. 281-237-6650

Morton Ranch Jr. High 281-237-7400

Morton Ranch High School 281-237-7800

Katy High School 281-237-6700

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

EMERGENCIES 911

Sheriff Non-Emergency Dispatch 713-221-6000

HCESD-48 Fire Dept. (Information Calls) 281-599-8888

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Poison Control 800-764-7661

Animal Control 281-999-3191

Harris County Health Dept. 713-526-1841

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Happy New Year!

WISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Your Board of Directors would like to wish each and every one of our

residents a safe and happy holiday. To help make this a reality, please

wear your masks and follow the CDC guidance on social distancing

especially during the New Year celebrations. Hopefully with vaccines

soon becoming available 2021 will be a considerable improvement over

the difficult year we have just lived through. Good luck and a Happy New

Year!

NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS

As New Year’s Eve approaches residents are asked to respect the ban on

letting off fireworks in the subdivision. They may be fun, but they spook

pets, they leave litter on the streets and more importantly they are a

potential fire hazard. If you feel compelled to set off fireworks please go

to a safe area outside of our subdivision. Thanks!

CHRISTMAS YARD OF THE MONTH

DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS

The winners of the annual Christmas Yard Decorating Contest will be

published in the February Newsletter.

CLUBHOUSE RENTALS

Although this and other newsletter editions are still containing the

clubhouse and pool rental information, due to the Corona virus pandemic

rentals are not currently allowed as they would violate the Harris County

guidance under which we are operating. As stated in the minutes of the

November 17 th WSMA Board meeting below, the Board reviewed this

subject and decided that rentals won’t be considered until the Harris

County COVID-19 Threat Level is reduced to Moderate, Level 3. At that

point the Board will review the situation and what protocol should be

established to ensure that our facilities can be reopened safely.

The Board understands that the continued closure is causing

disappointment, but believes it would be irresponsible to open the

clubhouse for rentals until it can be done in conformance with the Harris

County guidance.

DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE BOARD OF

DIRECTORS OF WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE

ASSOCIATION, INC. NOVEMBER 17, 2020

A meeting of the Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Settlement

Maintenance Association, Inc. was held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

at 5:30 PM at the Williamsburg Settlement clubhouse, 1602 Hoyt, Katy,

Texas 77449.

ATTENDANCE

Board Members present were Dave Ellis, Jim Calvert, CO Holt, Bill Petry,

Michael Wood, James Kelley and Chris Cox.

Also, in attendance was Cindy Bojé representing Crest Management.

With a quorum being established, the meeting was called to order at 5:30

PM.

SECRETARY REPORT - APPROVAL OF MINUTES

The minutes of the October 20, 2020 Board Meeting were presented and

a motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to accept the

minutes without change.

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HOMEOWNER CONCERNS

One homeowner was present to observe the meeting. He inquired about

the pipes being installed along Colonial Parkway and was told that this is

part of the waterline re-piping project being handled by MUD 61.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Welcoming of New Residents - Michael Wood reported that the committee

is actively greeting new residents working off the backlog that built up

during the COVID-19 crisis. He showed those present the gift being given

to the new homeowners when they are visited. He reported that there

were four new homeowners in October and three in November.

Security - James Kelley recommended that the project to consider the

installation of license plate reading cameras at our entrances be tabled

as there are many controversial issues associated with such a system

that would need to be overcome before they would be welcomed into

our community. And as responsibility for subdivision security is being

funded by both MUD 61 and 62 and managed by MUD 61 it has been

decided that continued HOA involvement is not adding value so will be

terminated and the Security Committee disbanded.

Communications - Chris Cox reported that he has been working on items

that he will send out to the Committee for review.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

Dave Ellis presented a report of the October 31, 2020 financials. As of this

date, the money in the bank totaled $703,144.61. This figure includes

checking, money market accounts and CD’s, which are the funds required

to cover both operating expenses and the necessary reserve to fund

maintenance and replacement of the Association’s capital assets. The

delinquency total as of October 31, 2020 was $16,664.59.

OLD BUSINESS

Decisions taken by email vote since the last meeting

a) Approval to Terminate Remaining HOA Involvement in Security

Activities.

b) Approval of Addition to Pool Re-plastering Contract in the amount of

$3,773.50.

c) Repair of Fence Damage caused by Traffic Accident in the amount of

$550.

A motion was made, seconded and unanimously carried to ratify the

above items voted on by the Board outside of a Board meeting.

Big Room Lighting Project Status - Chris Cox reported that the lighting

project and the beam inspection have been divided into two separate

projects so that the beam inspection won’t further delay installation of

the new lighting, which hopefully could be completed before the end

of the year.

Donald Electric will be contacted and an updated quote obtained for the

Board to review.

Pool Re-Plastering Project Status - Dave Ellis reported that the

project is proceeding as planned. The baby pool was drained, the

plaster surface sanded down to smooth the surface and then acid

washed and refilled. The leak detection has been performed on the

main pool and three leaks were identified. These will be repaired

during the re-plastering. One will require work not covered in the

contract and will cost the Association an additional $800 to $1200

depending on the solution. The Board approved this additional

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expenditure. Dave reported that the main pool would be drained

on Friday, November 20 th with the preparation for the re-plastering

following immediately.

NEW BUSINESS

Consideration of Diving Board Replacement versus Repair - Copies of

the proposals from A-Beautiful to repair the current diving board and

that from Pools by Dallas for a complete replacement were provided in

the Board packets. After review and a discussion, a motion was made,

seconded and carried to approve the Pools by Dallas proposal to replace

the diving board in the amount of $12,500.

Criteria for when Clubhouse Rentals can Resume - The Board discussed

the criteria for when clubhouse rentals might resume. After much

discussion it was agreed that this cannot safely happen until the Harris

County COVID-19 threat level has reduced to Moderate, Level 3. At this

point the Board will review the situation and establish the safety protocol

that will need to be implemented for the protection of both the residents

and the Association.

Brick Border Installation at Bruton Park Lane and Franz Road - Bill Petry

informed the Board that the esplanade at the Bruton Park entrance

from Franz Road does not have a brick landscape bed border as have

the other three entrances. He recommended that the Board consider

installing one so that the four entrances with esplanades can be

uniform. The Board agreed and Bill was requested to obtain proposals

for its review.

Consideration of a Traffic Barrier Bordering the Association Fence

across from Elrod Road - Due to the number of times the Association

fence along Franz road has been demolished by drivers travelling

south on Elrod road and failing to stop at the intersection, the Board

approved CO Holt contacting the County to explore the installation

of some form of traffic barrier along that section of fence.

ADJOURNMENT TO EXECUTIVE SESSION - With no further business to

come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned into executive

session at 6:29 PM.

Delinquencies - Three accounts remain on the trash suspension list.

Deed Restriction Enforcement - Jim Calvert reviewed the Enforcement

Action Report with the Board. There was no action to be taken this month.

Attorney Action Report - Jim Calvert reviewed the Attorney Action Report

with the Board. There was no action to be taken this month.

Authorizations to File a Lawsuit for Judicial Foreclosure - Cindy Bojé

provided a copy of the authorizations in the Board packets. After a

review, the Board approved to move forward with litigation for accounts

2530317002, 2530213015 and 2530103024.

ADJOURNMENT

There were no homeowners present to hear a summary of the executive

session. The next meeting will be held on January 19, 2021.

With no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was

adjourned at 6:35 PM.

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NEXT WSMA BOARD MEETING

As there will be no meeting in December, the next meeting of the WSMA

Board of Directors will be held in the clubhouse on Hoyt Lane at 5:30 PM

on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. If you wish to be placed on the agenda,

please contact Cindy Bojé of Crest no later than the Tuesday preceding

the meeting date.

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT SECURITY REPORT

NOVEMBER 1 THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2020

Type of Incident

Number of Incidents

Accident

1 (failure to stop and give

information)

Alarm local 3

Burglary motor vehicle 2

Check park 3

Check school 1

Contract check 82

Disturbance loud noise 1

Disturbance other 1

Domestic prevent 1

In progress life in danger 1

Incident report 2

Information call 1

Meet the citizen 4

Meet the officer 2

Mud building check 15

Neighborhood check 27

Open door window 1

Submit evidence 1

Suspicious person 2

Terroristic threat 1

Theft other 1

Traffic initiative 10

Traffic stop 25

Vacation watch 2

Vehicle suspicious 1

The security statistics reported above include all incidents and activity

that occurred within the boundary of the Settlement as reported by the

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Folks - as soon as the vet gives your young pets their Rabies shot

remember to get their ID tags. The Rabies tag lists the name, phone

number and address of the vet. So! All you need to do is put the Rabies

tag onto the pet’s collar and leave it there all the time. That way, if the

pet gets loose, anyone finding him or her can look at the tag to see the

vet’s phone number and call to report the lost animal. Better yet, add

another tag to your pet’s collar that lists the dog or cat’s name and your

own phone number or address. You can get these from any pet store.

When a pet has these but goes astray, anyone finding it can call you and

you can go get him or her right away. Your pet will be very glad to see

you! A happy pet is a loving pet.

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STREET LIGHT OUTAGES

To report a burned out streetlight, any resident may call CenterPoint

directly at 713-207-2222. However, for those with Internet access, you may

also make this report on-line. For those interested, you can go to http://

cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage. Then enter your contact details so that

they can get back to you if more information is required. On the following

page enter the details of the light(s) with the problem. Just as you would

if reporting the outage via the telephone, you will need to provide the

street address where the light is located and the 6-digit number that is

prominently displayed on the front of the pole. Under normal circumstances

the crew will be out to fix the problem within 7 working days.

Anyone noticing a streetlight that is out or has some other malfunction is

encouraged to report the problem to CenterPoint via either of these two

methods without delay. Our Association is charged for every streetlight

each month, irrespective of whether or not the light is functioning. So

please help us get value for your hard earned money!

WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT CLUBHOUSE AND POOL RENTAL

The Clubhouse is available for rental for non-profit activities to all

residents in good standing with the Association

• The fees are as follows:

BIG ROOM RENTAL FEE:

Up to 49 people - $50

50-100 people - $75

Plus a refundable security deposit:

No alcohol served - $100

Alcohol served or the attendance of 20

or more under the age of 21 - $200*

SMALL ROOM RENTAL FEE:

Up to 20 people - $30 (Small Room is 17’ X 15’ and

rental does not include kitchen)

Plus a refundable security deposit of $50

• *Note that when alcohol is served, two security guards must also be on

duty. The requirement for two is mandated by the Sheriff’s Department.

• The charge for the security guards, which is paid directly to the

officers, is the responsibility of the resident requesting the rental. Also,

if there are more than 20 young people between the ages of 13 and

21 unaccompanied by their family members the Association requires

one responsible adult for every 10 of these young persons to act as

chaperones.

• All deposits refundable upon passing the exit inspection.

POOL RENTAL

The pool is available for private parties during the swim season (only),

subject to the posted pool rules and the following restrictions.

During Pool Hours:

• Only 1 group at a time.

• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time using the

Clubhouse Booking Form.

• Parties held during open hours are restricted to 20 or fewer persons

(adults and children) who will be entering the water and do not have

their own pool tags and a total of not more than 60 persons in total

within the pool area.

• Parties that include a total of between 20 and 40 swimmers (i.e. including

those who have their own pool tags) are required to hire one additional

lifeguard.

• Parties that include a total of more than 40 swimmers (i.e. including

those who have their own pool tags) are required to hire two additional

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• If at any time the number of swimmers in the water or the number of

persons within the pool area (including regular pool users who are not

members of the party) exceeds the limits that can be safely managed by

the lifeguards on duty then the guards have the authority to ask some

swimmers to leave the water or in extreme cases to close the pool.

• Two responsible adults must be in the pool area at all times acting as

chaperons to ensure the good behavior of all members of the party.

• Party to be over and the area cleaned up by pool closing at 8 PM.

After Hours:

• Parties must be scheduled at least 2 weeks ahead of time.

• Rental Fees: 1-49 people - $50; 50 plus - $75.

• Private pool parties may only be scheduled on days on which the pool

is open. The parties may start at 8 PM and must end, the area cleaned up

and the facility vacated by the scheduled end of the party, either 10 or 11

PM, as selected on the booking form. The lifeguards will clear the pool 15

minutes prior to end time.

• One responsible adult for every 10 persons under the age of 21 must

be in the pool area at all times acting as chaperones to ensure the good

behavior of all members of the party.

• Lifeguards will be booked by the Association from the pool management

company. There will be a minimum of 2 lifeguards plus an additional

guard for every 25 persons in excess of 50 who will be entering the pool.

The per-lifeguard hourly fee is $26.

• The cost for the lifeguards will be added to the rental fee and will be

payable by the renter to the Association at the time the booking is

confirmed.

• A $150 refundable deposit is required.

For clubhouse and pool availability, refer to the Clubhouse Bookings

page of the Association website www.wsmaonline.org and then to make

a reservation, please complete the pool entries on the on-line Clubhouse

Booking Form.

If you need further information, call Dave Ellis at 281-347-2580.

VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH LEASH LAW

Animals that are not properly restrained pose a threat to all our residents.

While you may know your pet is friendly, an animal running at someone

who is walking by is very scary for that person. Many children are afraid of

animals and become frightened, which could result in the child getting

hurt trying to avoid the animal.

Veterinary Public Health (formerly called Harris County Animal Control)

advises that, “All dogs and cats must be kept under restraint while in the

unincorporated areas of Harris County, Texas. The custodian of a dog or

cat is not authorized to have, harbor or keep any unlicensed dog or cat or

to allow any dog or cat to become a stray.”

Restraint is defined as the control of a dog or cat under the following

circumstances:

1. When it is controlled by a line or leash not more then six (6) feet in

length, if the line or leash is held by a human being who is capable of

controlling or governing the dog or cat in question.

2. When it is within a fully enclosed vehicle.

3. When it is on the premise of the custodian and the animal does not

have access to sidewalk to street.

While it may be nice to have your animal out in the yard while you work

or play, it is against the law, unless the animal is properly restrained.

Let’s all help keep our community a safe and comfortable place for all

our residents by being responsible pet owners. This will not only protect

anyone who may be walking or bicycling in the area, but also the pet

owner who could be held legally responsible or possibly sued for failing

to properly restrain their pet.

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KATY AREA PLAYGROUP

A Katy area playgroup for stay at home moms and their infant-preschool

aged children in the Williamsburg area meets every Monday at different

locations. If you interested in participating or finding out more about the

playgroup, please contact the playgroup coordinator, Laura Bannerman,

at llbannerman@gmail.com. Please share this information with neighbors

and friends!

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The Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center is located at 16600 Pine

Forest Lane, 77084; one block south of the intersection of Hwy. 6 and

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Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of

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

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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

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Saturday: 8:00AM-12:00 Noon

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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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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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