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New Year’s Resolutions That Aren’t Losing Weight: Part II

New Year, new you! Although 2014 is already underway, it's never too late to make a New Year's resolution! You may remember we wrote a Blog post about New Year's resolutions that aren't losing weight last year, but we wanted to expand on that post this year. This year weight loss continues to be the number one resolution, according to a study from the University of Scranton. If this is your resolution, we encourage you to go for it! But we wanted to share a few other ideas that can help you lead a happier and healthier lifestyle, too!

Stress Less
For many of us, stress is a part of our daily lives. Our bodies are equipped to handle some stress, but too much of it can negatively impact your mental and physical health. According to WebMD, too much stress can lead to headaches, an upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pain and problems sleeping. Whether you’re stressed out at work, at home or at school, there are several different methods you can use to manage your stress. Some include keeping a positive attitude, practicing good time management, practicing deep breathing, getting enough sleep, eating well-balanced meals, and learning to be assertive.

Help Others
There are always organizations that could use some extra help, whether it is your local food pantry, animal shelter, elderly home or elsewhere. Volunteering not only benefits the people you’re helping, but it also makes you feel good; it's a win-win! We know everyone has busy schedules, but simply volunteering a few hours of your time each month can go a long way. If you want to volunteer, you can start by asking your local non-profit organizations if they could use more help. We’re proud to give back to organizations across the country including Operation Gratitude, Veteran Tickets Foundation, Gleaners Community Food Bank and inspiring individuals in our Amazing People Program.

Learn Something Else New
We included ‘learning something new’ on our list of New Year's resolutions for 2013, but it's important to keep your mind fresh! You should never stop learning, so make it a point this year to master a new skill or uncover a hidden talent. Learning something new can lead to newfound hobbies, new relationships and personal growth. Not sure what you should try? Consider learning a new language, playing an instrument, how to sew or how to become an excellent chef! If you don't want to go at it alone, look in your area to see if there are classes or groups of people who are doing what you want to do.

Make 2014 your year! Do you already have a resolution for the New Year? Share your goals with us in a comment, on our Facebook page or tweet us- we’d love to hear them! Happy New Year from the team at 5-hour ENERGY®!

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