Achieve your New Year’s Resolutions!

Let GCP help you get started with these suggestions for some of the top resolutions for 2014.

Get and Stay Fit & Healthy

•In anticipation of the summer, find out where all the local farmers markets are; support local food while eating healthy!http://www.boston.com/yourtown/specials/massachusetts_farmers_markets/

•Missing all of those fresh fruits and veggies from the summer farmers markets? There’s a winter market as well, conveniently located in Cambridge! http://www.cambridgewinterfarmersmarket.com/

•Looking for exciting indoor exercise options for the cold weather? The Harvard gyms offer a variety of group exercise classes from pilates to yoga to zumba and more! http://recreation.gocrimson.com/recreation/group/in
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•Want some non-Harvard options? Check out these two yoga studios, both just a short walk away on Mass Ave!http://karmayogastudios.com/harvard-class-schedule/ & http://www.o2yoga.com/o2-yoga-studios/cambridge/

•Don’t forget mental health – check out the Center for Wellness website for resources, including free meditation sessions offered every week! http://cw.uhs.harvard.edu/index.html

 

Help Others

•The Harvard Square Homeless Shelter is a great volunteering option with a convenient location for GCP residents! http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/hshs/

•Just want a one-time volunteering opportunity? How about the Cambridge Science Festival! http://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/Home.aspx

•Neither of those up your alley? Use Volunteer Match to find opportunities that focus on what you care about! http://www.volunteermatch.org/

•There are also several listservs from Harvard and MIT dedicated to helping people find either permanent or onetime- only volunteering opportunities!

Public Service at Dudley:http://www.dudley.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k73092&pageid=icb.page359694

Phillips Brooks House Association: http://pbha.org/

MIT: http://web.mit.edu/mitpsc/

 

Save More, Spend Less

•Looking to get more on top of your finances in the new year? Try mint.com, a free website that helps you track how much you’re spending and what you’re spending it on! https://www.mint.com/

•Get rewarded for things you already do –nuride is a free website that lets you log
your eco-friendly commutes (walking, biking, carpooling, etc.) and earn rewards for them! http://www.nuride.com/

•Try making your own coffee at home to save yourself the money from a daily trip to Starbuck’s or Peet’s! http://www.thesimpledollar.com/saving-pennies-ordollars-making-your-own-coffee/

 

Enjoy Life to the Fullest

•Did you know Harvard has a community garden right in Harvard Square? Find out more at their website! http://www.garden.harvard.edu/

•You’ve probably been to many of the Harvard libraries, but did you know the Cambridge Public Library’s Main Branch is just a short walk away? Check it out for a great selection of books, movies, music, and programming. http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpl.aspx

•Looking to get to more involved in the Boston/Cambridge arts scene, but don’t think you can afford the tickets? Try BosTix to find discounted tickets to a variety of shows! http://www.bostix.org/home4

•Find even more shows at the Arts Boston website! http://www.artsboston.org/

•Not getting your fill of classes at Harvard, or looking for different sorts of courses? Try the Cambridge Center for Adult Education! http://www.ccae.org/

 

Thanks to Community Advisor Erin Dahlstrom for compiling this list of resources!

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