The New Year is less than a week away, and many of us have indulged during the holidays and might be reevaluating some life choices. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to start making changes in your life! We’ve put together a list of some common New Year’s resolutions with ways you can implement them, locally!
Losing weight is always one of the top resolutions. To help kick start your fitness journey, try taking part in the Good Samaritan and YMCA of Vincennes Get Fit Challenge!
With TV’s, computers, smartphones, tablets and every other piece of technology there is out there, it can be hard to get enough sleep at night. Instead of scrolling on Facebook before hitting the hay, try decompressing by reading a few pages in a book from the Knox County Public Library.
Learn a New Skill/Hobby
Sitting in your house watching TV every day can get boring. It’s must better to use your free time in a more constructive way and pick up a new skill at the same time! Elements offers a variety of fitness classes like aerial yoga that can bring you outside of your comfort zone.
Get Better Acquainted with Local History
Whether you were born and raised here, or you’re just looking to visit, getting reacquainted with local history is something easy that anyone can do without driving hours away. Check out our blog on some different historical sites you should visit!
Spend More Time with Family and Friends
There is too little time in this life to waste it, so we should focus on the people we care about and who care about us! Find activities you can do together, like Trivia Night at the VBC, or going for a weekly walk on the Riverwalk.
Did you know that when you shop at a local shop, every $1 spent, 67 cents stays in our community! Knox County has a vast array of local shops for you to choose from for anything you need!
Take the Stairs
Getting out and walking a little bit every day can be a huge help to your health. Try taking the stairs instead of riding the elevator, or go for a walk at the George Rogers Clark NHP and walk up and down the stairs at the monument for a change of scenery.
Plan a Staycation
Vacations can be time consuming to plan, so instead of traveling far away, why not plan a staycation right here in Knox County? Check out our blog on why planning a staycation at home is a great option this summer!
A rainy day fund and some extra money that can go towards traveling, fixing up the house, or going back to school are a welcome change of pace. Reach out to one of our amazing financial advisors in town to see how they can help get the ball rolling for you.
Learn About Your Family History
Knowing your families history is an amazing way to connect with ancestors. Stop by the Knox County Public Library’s Genealogy department to check out records including birth records, high school yearbooks and family histories.
Devoting some of your time and energy to helping those in need is a reward in itself, but it’s also an opportunity to meet new people and learn a new skill. Contact one of Knox County’s many nonprofit organizations to see what volunteer opportunities are out there for you!
Donate Old Clothes
Going through your closet and getting rid of things you don’t wear anymore is a great way to start off the New Year! When you’ve done that, consider donating those unwanted clothes to one of our local charity organizations such as the Salvation Army instead of throwing them away.
Topics like art, music and culture can be easy to comprehend if you spend time learning about them. Try checking out one of our local Art Galleries on the First Friday Art Walk, or supporting one of our local bands on the weekends.
Attend a New Event
There seems to almost always be an event happening in Knox County. Whether that’s the Rendezvous, Spring or Autumn on Main, the First City Music Fest and so much more. Get out and support these local organizations and events!