How to keep your New Year's Resolution
We welcome 2023 with much excitement as we return to some kind of norm. There is something about starting a new year that encourages us to pause and reflect on how we can improve ourselves. Most of us will make that annual new year's resolution. Whether it's "exercise more", "change careers", and "learn new things", here are some tips on how to keep those plans in place and follow through your resolutions for 2023.
Set bite-size goals
Ease your way into the New Year and make your goals achievable. So, if you want to exercise more, try to:
- attend a tap class on Mondays
- do yoga on Wednesdays online, or
- walk for 30 mins a day around the neighbourhood
At Macquarie Community College, we offer many types of fitness and sports classes.
Get the heart racing with:
Pause for purpose
A healthy and positive mind can help with making good decisions. Improve your mental health and wellbeing with:
- Tai Chi and Qigong for Beginners
- Yoga for Beginners
- Yoga for Over 50s, and
- Yoga (other levels)
Feed your need for growth
If you are planning to change career or upskill in 2023, set yourself up for success by developing your skills and enrol in one of our Fee-Free* English language, job ready courses or career qualifications. Choose from a range of courses including:
- English for Work & Study
- Career Guidance and Job Ready Workshops
- Basic and Intermediate Computer Skills
- Hospitality (new**)
- Community Services, Aged & Disability Care
*Eligibility criteria apply. Training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Training under JobTrainer is Fee-Free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth Governments. Courses delivered by Macquarie Community College (RTO 90033).
We also offer many leisure and self-improvement classes if you want to learn new things. Choose from:
- Acrylic Pouring
- Cake Decorating
- Drawing and Painting
- Flower Arrangement
- Foreign languages
- Fruit carving
- Furniture restoration
- Home styling
- Tech Savvy Seniors
- Small Business Fundamentals
**In partnership with the Darcy Street Project, we opened our first Community Café in Epping back in December. This year, the café will host our new Hospitality training courses, as well as:
Bring a friend or two and make it fun!
Having a friend with you can encourage you and keep you on track. If you don't have anyone to go with, that's ok. Chances are, you'll make new friends in your class!
Be kind to yourself
Sometimes, things don't go ahead as planned. If you miss a class, it's ok. Try again next week. Track your progress and pick up where you left off to keep the momentum going.