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2017 is Here: How to Start a Positive New Year

2017 is Here: How to Start a Positive New Year

Happy New Year! It’s out with the old and in with the new, and we’re ready to say hello to a bright beginning in 2017. The New Year is a great opportunity to forget the past and reset for the future, but sometimes that’s easier said than done.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2017 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

1. Live a healthy lifestyle.
The first step towards a positive life in 2017 is feeling good physically. When you get a full night’s rest, eat nutritious food and drink plenty of water, your body will feel more alert, upbeat and all-around naturally better.

Making healthier choices will also make you more adept at living an overall altruistic lifestyle. And while healthy living doesn’t necessarily include losing weight, it may just help you get closer to that New Year’s resolution you set.

2. Be consistently thankful.
It’s been said before and it’ll be said again: gratitude is good for you. With the busy hubbub around the turn of the year, it’s easy to forget about the great things we have and be envious of the things we want. This mindset already sets us up for negative experience.

You can have a positive start to 2017 by being grateful for the people and things present in your life now. Try waking up each morning and acknowledging something in your life that you are thankful for. By cultivating an attitude of gratitude, you establish an affirmative mindset for now and the coming months of 2017.

3. Let go of expectations.
This might be the most challenging part of positive living. With every New Year, we have a set of expectations we hope for, and when things don’t come true, we feel disappointment or even resentment. Letting go of expectations we hold and accepting things for what they are allows us to embrace the New Year for whatever may come with it: good, bad and everything in between.

Relaxing our expectations may mean stepping back from social media, meditating or starting a journal. Whatever it means for you, embracing the New Year entirely for what it is will make it a better experience overall.

4. Give back to others.
One of the best ways to start a positive year is to help others have a positive year too. For some, the New Year may bring negative memories, difficult challenges or reminders of turmoil in their lives. You can be a force for good by giving back through donating or volunteering with local nonprofit organizations in your community.

When you help others live a more affirmative life, you subconsciously create a happier experience for yourself, starting 2017 off as a brighter year for everybody.

5. Maintain a positive attitude.
Finally, the best way to have a positive life this year is to maintain a positive attitude. It can be difficult to stay optimistic when things aren’t working out the way you hoped, but attitude is everything. Continue to use uplifting affirmations, outlets and sources whenever you feel challenged, and your attitude will blossom in an optimistic mindset.

This year, let 2017 have a positive impact on your life by following these simple steps. Embrace the New Year as a new opportunity, and continue to live a more altruistic lifestyle for now and years to come.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

Our Impact in 2019

  • Attended Group & Online Classes

    1154

  • New Homeowners

    641

  • Dollars Invested Into Communities

    125,400,000

  • Dollars in Mortgage Loans Originated

    2,700,000

  • Dollars in Small Business Lending

    150,000

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