Guides and Resources to Improve Yourself
Make the Commitment
new year is often a time to commit to making changes in life for
the better. It can be a time to get inspired, commit and make a
new start. Many of us lapsed into bad habits after September 11th,
but now is the time to fix things. Here is a list of suggestions
with links to more information and help to pages on StudentNow and
resource off site. These resolutions can be made year round, so
this guide will remain up year round. If you lapse from your resolutions,
revisit this page.
1. QUIT SMOKING
Smoking as not only
a nasty habit, but is will shorten your life, bring you diseases,
kill your endurance and in some places makes you an outlaw.
to quit smoking
smoking - for the last time.
2. LOSE WEIGHT
If you are overweight
or obese there are many reasons to lose weight now. Excess weight
can lead to death, disease, social problems and poor self esteem.
Loss A positive approach to losing weight.
Quest - Provides affordable high-quality home fitness
equipment so you can work out at the convenience of your home
Help with your diet
3. GET OUT OF DEBT
& CLEAN YOUR CREDIT
Debt can drag you down
and quickly eat-up your spending power. Bad debt like credit card
debt can take months or years to clear and the longer you wait the
harder it gets. Also, would you have bought that item if you know
that your interest payments would double or triple the price? Start
paying down your debt now and if you have credit problems start
clearing them now. A good credit rating is very important. Businesses
inspect your credit history when they evaluate your applications
for credit, insurance, employment, and even leases.
to Survive on a Student Budget - A survival guide for
starving and struggling students.
Your Home Today! Get Cash or Consolidate Debt Less-Than-Perfect
4. GET HEALTHY
In addition to quitting
smoking and losing weight (if you are overweight) , why try to fix
other health problems now? Are you dealing with depression, eating
disorders, lacking in exercise or in some other way neglecting your
health? Health problem ignored only get worse over time and may
lead to diseases and shortened life.
Ruth's Guide to College Life for great advice about a number
of health related issues.
on a number of health subjects
The best of tai chi, yoga, meditation and chi kung. 4
Minute Fitness. Try it!
YOUR SOCIAL LIFE
Dont just sit
at home alone. Get out and meet people - makes friends, get a date
- it's not as hard as you think.
Online Personals Now
Travel is one of the
most exciting and invigorating things to do. It stimulates the mind
and senses, while exposing you to culture, history and daily doses
of novelty. Have you been putting off travel for too long? Plan
now for spring break or summer travel. It need not be expensive.
If you are afraid to go alone, then grab a friend or join a tour.
There are a number of great resources in our Travel section .
For Ideas and Booking
Hostel Reservations Worldwide
7. GET SMARTER
Improve your mind and
your standing in society. Get more education, read more and get
better grades. Start your path to a new career.
10 Ways to Better Grades
Learning Advice - First Hand
Distance Learning Resources
Getting In to College