6 Ideas For Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Happy 2017! Now, about your New Year’s resolutions…

We have six ideas to help you expand your world, reduce your waistline and tidy up your life.

1. Get a New Job

If you think 2017 is a good time to dust off your resume and look for a new job or a new career, take a look at these opportunities:

2. Find a New Love

Looking for a new love to make your life more complete? We have several pairs of big brown eyes, lots of warm, cuddly fur, or if you prefer, a coldblooded friend (lizards and snakes) waiting for you at the Animal Shelter.

Adopt An Animal


3. Get More Exercise
Photo of ballroom dancing class.

Try a ballroom dancing class in 2017.

Yeah, yeah, we know. Every year, you resolve to exercise more and lose weight and then February comes and the only thing lost was interest in exercising. But maybe the culprit is just the same old, boring exercise routine? This year, try something different, like a barre workout , boxing or ballroom dancing through a Park Authority class near you.

Find An Exercise Class


4. Meet New People

Escape the winter doldrums and join one of the Fairfax County Public Library book clubs at a branch near you. Meet new neighbors and discover new books together!

Find a Book Club


5. Declutter
Paint cans on a black background in a messy tray

It’s time to get rid of your old paint cans.

Did you know that our Library’s most popular adult nonfiction book in 2016  was “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: the Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing”?  So maybe it’s time to get rid of the old paint cans, piles of cardboard and 1980s TV set sitting in your basement. Fairfax County has two facilities with convenient hours to help you dispose of your trash including electronics and hazardous waste.

Recycling and Disposal Services


6. Help Others in Our Community

Learn how you can save someone from an heroin overdose or a mental health crisis.  As we continue to highlight resources available for mental health and substance abuse in our community, consider taking these classes:

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