As the temperature drops in Austin, that doesn’t mean the fun has to! Check out our picks for some winter bucket list activities below! We hope our Town Lake Residents can enjoy these ideas!
Host a Football Party with your Roommates- Make some fun appetizers or just order pizza and wings! You can’t go wrong either way! Check out this link for Cream Cheese Jalapeno Poppers.
Make Homemade Hot Chocolate- There’s nothing quite like sipping some hot cocoa while listening to the rain outside. Check out this recipe for a Simple Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate. You can’t go wrong with a classic.
Do a Random Act of Kindness- Random acts of kindness are some of the most fulfilling and most humane and human things you could ever do. Especially when it is done for a complete stranger. Some things you could are: Donate food, pay for the coffee of the person behind you, volunteer at an animal shelter, or feed someone’s meter.
Host a Game Night- Stay in for the evening, get cozy in your favorite PJ’s and have a game night marathon. Ramp up the competitiveness by giving out prizes. Game on!!
Learn to Snowboard- Put those skis away and try your hand (or foot) at snowboarding. No one will judge you if you only make it down the bunny hill!
Make Homemade Soup- Let’s be honest. What’s better than a warm bowl of soup on a cold winter day? Check out this easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. You’ll thank us later.
Sticking to Your New Year ResolutionWe have all heard the saying “New Year, New Me” when it comes to bringing in a new year. While this is a great time to make changes that you believe will be beneficial to your life going forward, there are a lot of time
Jan 06, 2020
We have all heard the saying “New Year, New Me” when it comes to bringing in a new year. While this is a great time to make changes that you believe will be beneficial to your life going forward, there are a lot of times when sticking to your resolutions becomes harder than expected. The sky is the limit when it comes to these resolutions but making them realistic gives you the greatest chance of sticking to them. Below are some tips to help you stick to your New Year Resolution.
Start Small- If you have a resolution to exercise more in the New Year, it can be hard to go from 0-100. Help yourself by starting small and working up to your expected goal as you move along. This will increase your chances of sticking to the goal and creating a routine/habit.
Change One Behavior at a Time- If you have more than one resolution, focus on one at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time so replacing them will take times as well.
Make It Personal- While you are making your goals for the year, think of why it is important to you. By determining your inner motivation, and writing your goals down, you will be personally inspired to stick to it and keep progressing.
Focus on Progress, Not Perfection- Perfection is unattainable so making small steps towards your goals are normal and okay. Don’t let the image of perfection stop you from seeing all the progress you are making day in and day out.
Accountability- Share your goals with others and ask them to hold you accountable. Think of this as the ‘buddy system’. People who tell others about their goals are more likely to accomplish them because they’re afraid of failing in front of other people. Use this as motivation!