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Simple New Year’s Resolutions to Enhance Your Career Training

Have you come up with your 2014 resolutions yet? We’re only a week into the year, so there’s still time to decide what areas of your life you’d like to work on and improve in the coming 12 months. If you’re not one to make resolutions, that’s OK. But we do encourage you to set personal goals for yourself, and the beginning of a calendar year simply makes for a convenient measuring point. Below are some potential resolutions that can boost your Jones College career training experience!

Improve your grades: This year, make your schoolwork a priority. We all know that being a student isn’t cheap, so don’t let your hard-earned dollars go to waste. And the money isn’t even the most important reason. Improving your grades will show that you’re actually gaining skills and knowledge in classes. Your future employers will want to know how you performed in school, so show them that you really know your stuff!

Live a healthier lifestyle: While this should be a focus at all times, the beginning of a new year makes for a wonderful opportunity to begin improving your physical and mental health. Try eating more fruits and vegetables to improve your diet, along with some of these other brain foods. If you don’t exercise enough, get outdoors or to a gym and spend 30-60 minutes each day moving around. And maybe the most important thing you can do for your health is to get more sleep. You’ll be amazed how much more energy and focus you’ll have if you regularly snooze for 8 hours.

Budget your money wisely: Most of us spend too much and don’t save nearly enough. Bills and expenses add up every month, and they’re not always easy to organize. In 2014, try and be a little more money-conscious and avoid unnecessary spending. It’s a lifelong skill that will be much easier to maintain if you start now instead of in 20 years.

Volunteer: There are several reasons volunteering can lead to a great 2014. Not only will it help boost your resume and give you a competitive edge when you’re job searching, but it’s also a great way to help others and give back to the community in which you live and work. If there’s an opportunity to volunteer within your career training field, take it! If not, sharing your valuable time to help others in any capacity will help you in the long run!

Don’t feel pressure to use these as your own New Year’s resolutions – they’re merely options that we think can do you some real good in the coming year. If you have ideas of your own, by all means, tackle those resolutions head on!  No matter what Jones College career training program you’re enrolled  in, you can become a better student and person in 2014!

 

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