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WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT INFO
WILLIAMSBURG SETTLEMENT MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION
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,
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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,
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Director James Kelley 832-812-5567
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
Harris Co. Appraisal Dist. 713-683-9200
Waller Co. Appraisal Dist. / KISD Tax 281-391-3188
KISD Administration KISD 281-396-6000
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
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
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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
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Decisions taken by email vote since the last meeting
a) Approval to Terminate Remaining HOA Involvement in Security
b) Approval of Addition to Pool Re-plastering Contract in the amount of
c) Repair of Fence Damage caused by Traffic Accident in the amount of
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
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.
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
1 (failure to stop and give
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
HCSO deputies operating under contract to MUD 61 and MUD 62.
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PET ID TAGS
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
• All deposits refundable upon passing the exit inspection.
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
• 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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• The charge for the additional guard(s) will be $26 per hour with a
minimum of 2 hours.
• 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.
• 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
• 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this information with neighbors
THE THOMAS A. GLAZIER SENIOR EDUCATION CENTER
Commissioner Steve Radack, Harris County Precinct Three
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
Clay Road. All classes/programs are FREE for Harris County residents aged
55+. Zumba, Yoga, Spanish, Dance, Legal, Watercolor, Wills and Probate,
Computer/IPhone and Wellness classes are offered among hundreds of
other classes/workshops. For more info, go online to www.pct3.com/
About/Calendars/Glazier-Senior-Center-Calendar for a schedule of all our
programs or call us at 713-274-3250.
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.
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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
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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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You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!
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.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!
1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust
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
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.
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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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
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.
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
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