The start of a new year can bring a chance for introspection on goals to accomplish in 2014. However, many people set a full slate of New Year's resolutions that can be unrealistic to accomplish. Instead, experts recommend focusing on a few resolutions that can be realized during the year. Denver residents can use our list of resources to help keep popular New Year's resolutions. Even small steps can help, if people identify a specific goal.
"New Year's Resolutions that you take for your own benefit should be clearly measurable, and have clear benefits and outcomes in mind," said Frank Ra, author of the book "BioHarmonizing: How To Flourish During Our Interesting Times," in a statement. "Resolutions you take for your community, and society as a whole, should be allocated measurable resources (example: two hours per week) and be mindful of the benefits they can bring" to everyone.
For more advice on New Year's resolutions, visit How to Keep Your New Year's Resolutions and Top New Years Resolution's for Singles and New Year's Resolutions for Dating Couples.
One popular New Year's resolution is always to join a gym or fitness center to get in shape. The City & County of Denver offers memberships at recreation centers at 30 locations in neighborhoods across Denver. For fitness lovers who need a gym open at all hours, 24Hour Fitness is open 24 hours a day most days of the year.
If you're feeling like it's time for a new job, jump-start your search with our listing of the 10 largest pubic and private employers in Denver. If you're unemployed, temporary employment can help you find new career opportunities while providing some income.
Denver's proximity to several cities in the West means traveling more does not have to break the bank. Weekend road trips to Santa Fe, N.M., or Moab, Utah, can expand your horizons without overstretching your travel budget. Don't overlook in-state attractions such as Estes Park, Colo., or Glenwood Springs, Colo.
Colorado residents can save money on Denver's finest cultural attractions by attending free days at Denver museums during 2014. The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District sponsors free days at the Denver Art Museum every month, as well as free days at the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Nature & Science throughout the year. Don't forget to visit the Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield.
If your relationship has fallen into the post-holiday doldrums, rekindle romance with your spouse or significant other with a date night. Denver's romantic restaurants offer intimate settings and delicious food for a chance to reconnect with your loved ones.