Happy New Year!
a message from your program coordinator
Please drop by to see me if you ever have any questions or just want to chat. I love getting to know everyone, whether it's through mentor drop-in hours, seeing each other on campus, or at events.
Best of luck this semester!
Happy New Year - A message from your Program Assistant
I am looking forward to being the Program Assistant again for this upcoming semester, and I cannot wait to read your reports to hear what you and your mentees have been up to!
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to e-mail me!
Have a fantastic semester!
Connecting4Success Program Assistant
What to do if you are entering Winter 2016 on Academic Probation?
You can e-mail Sydney at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 519-253-3000 ext. 3468.
January 1 - Jon-An McNeil
January 5 - Rochelle O'Connor, Mackenzie Taiarol
January 7 - Michael Vieira
January 8 - Denise Ehi
January 10 - Corrin Brown, Kris Owen, Inderpal Singh
January 11 - Charles Nyong
January 13 - Evelyn Ntake
January 14 - Jazmeen Zanier, Ankurpreet Kaur
January 15 - Robert Ghile, Nicole Winger
January 16 - Randy Cartier
January 17 - Dima Mashal, Jordyn Severin
January 18 - Shirley Brule, Barbara Hutchins
January 19 - Angela Van Waes, Matthew Day
January 21 - Jaycie Miller, Davis Smith
January 22 - Maha Hammoud, Youstina Asaad, Molly-Gloria Harper, Emilia Iacobelli, Sukaina Kazim
January 23 - Alana Smith
January 28 - Devon Gale
January 29 - Tony Bourdkane
January 30 - Kara Graham
January 31 - Sheribane Kelmendi
How to stick to new year's resolutions
1. Be Realistic
The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.
2. Plan Ahead
Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mindset that particular day. Instead, it should be planned well before December 31 arrives.
3. Outline Your Plan
Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have that piece of cake. This could include calling on a friend for help, practicing positive thinking and self-talk, or reminding yourself how your “bad” will affect your goal.
4. Make a “Pros” and “Cons” List
It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong. Develop this list over time, and ask others to contribute to it. Keep your list with you and refer to it when you need help keeping your resolve.
5. Talk About It
Don’t keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best-case scenario is to find a buddy who shares your New Year’s resolution and motivate each other.
6. Reward Yourself
This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to eat a better diet. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that doesn’t contradict your resolution. If you have been sticking to your promise to eat better, for example, reward yourself with new fitness clothing or by going to a movie with a friend.
7. Track Your Progress
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on losing 30 pounds, focus on losing the first five. Keep a food journal to help you stay on track, and reward yourself for each five pounds lost.
8. Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Obsessing over a little slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take one day at a time.
9. Stick to It
Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient!
10. Keep Trying
If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track.
Workouts for a new you!
Playlists to get you through the semester
Throwback Thursday - http://8tracks.com/tonnora/gel-pens-beanie-babies-and-sailor-moon
Dancing without disney - http://8tracks.com/hybelmygg/non-disney-nostalgia