Now that Christmas has ended, it’s time to prepare for a healthier and prosperous New Year! This is the time to get your finances in order as well as your health. I usually set aside some time to reflect on the past year and hope to see a better one for the future. All the positive things that occurred in 2015, I tend to focus on and appreciate. The not so good things, I try not to focus on and carry over to the New Year. It is imperative that we do not focus on the negative as this will follow us into the New Year and never leave! Goals are very important to have for the New Year. Here are some goals I set for myself for the New Year:

  • Lose 60 lbs.
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Exercise 4 days a week
  • Focus more on self-care
  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Spend less money on fast food and cook more at home
If you have any goals for the New Year, please do not hesitate to get moving. This is something we all can do together. Let’s get started and make 2016 a great year!!!


Vashonte James, MSW, LCSW