20 Quotes to Keep You Motivated Throughout the New Year

The new year is just around the corner. New year, new you! Here are 20 motivational quotes to keep around to help you stay on track.New Year Motivation

Be so good they can’t ignore you!
Steve Martin

Success is the sum of small actions done day in and day out.
Nika Stewart

No one has ever become wildly successful who has not been through some major failure.
Lolly Daskal

If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes–then learn how to do it later.
Richard Branson

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
John Wooden

The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.
Walt Disney Company

Done is better than perfect.
Sheryl Sandberg

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.
Brian Tracy

Success is the result of good judgment, which is the result of experience, which is often the result of bad judgment.
Tony Robbins

No test–no testimony. The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.
Les Brown

Good things come to those who wait, better thing come to those who go out and get them.

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Thomas Edison

If you’re going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Wayne Gretsky

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I have.
Thomas Jefferson

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vidal Sassoon

People often say motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing–that’s why we recommend it daily.
Zig Ziglar

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Holiday Tipping for Busy People

I love the holidays! Everyone is in a generous mood, and we focus on thanking the people who make our lives easier. Christmas time is the perfect time to let the people around you know how important they are to you. In the business of corporate housing and travel, holiday tipping gives us the perfect way to express our appreciation for those service providers who give us their best all year round.
In this blog, I share some ideas I found online to help you decide what is best for your when it comes to holiday tipping. There are a number of considerations, even this late in the season, to express your appreciation to someone.

Consider these things from the Emily Post Institute, as you finish your holiday gift giving:

  • Consider Your Budget: Tipping is a gift of appreciation, not an obligation. Stay within your budget so that your giving is from your heart!
  • If monetary gifts are out of the question, consider making a plate of cookies, or even giving a short thank you note. Handwritten notes are so rare, and they can be kept in a purse or briefcase for encouragement when you can give it in person.
  • Don’t buy into the thought that if you don’t tip, you won’t get good service the next year. Be guided by common sense and custom!
Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick of “The Etiquette School of New York”  shared a few best practices for holiday tipping, also:
  • Make a list of people you want to give to, then divide them into 2 lists–one list for cash and one for gifts, keeping your budget in mind.
  • If you have to give everyone on your list less this year, apply the same percentage to all. If it’s 10% less for the housekeeper, then everyone gets 10% less.
  • Don’t forget that gift cards make great gifts as well. Readers love to pick their own treasure from Barnes & Noble. Be creative on your list.

It may seem a bit late for some of these suggestions, or you may be a last minute person needing some new ideas.

Here is a quick guide for holiday tipping.

Here is a quick guide for holiday tipping.

Tips are a wonderful way of giving back to people. Let these ideas inspire you to brighten someone else’s life this Christmas.

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy During December

Want to stay healthy this holiday season? We want you to, also! Finishing the year strong includes taking care of yourself during the busy holiday season. Here are a few reminders of little actions that go a long way to wellness this December.

1) Drink plenty of water.Health tip: Drink more water.
A number of factors work against you in the winter to dehydrate you, making you more vulnerable to illness. Travel, caffeine and alcohol dehydrate your body which reduces your mucous membranes’ ability to fight colds and flu. When traveling, drink at least 8 oz of water every hour. For every latte you drink, drink an equal amount of water. Same for alcohol. Then strive to drink at least 8 more glasses of water everyday to stay well hydrated. Drinking water has the added benefit of reducing your appetite, too. It’s just good for you all around!

2) Exercise  5 days a week.
A strong body is a healthy body. Exercise has a couple of wonderful effects! First, you will feel better knowing that the extra holiday eating will get burned off. Exercise also oxygenates your blood, helping you think more clearly and feel happier! Getting out in sunshine gives you a healthy dose of Vitamin D, a key to healthy immunity and elevated mood.

Winter fruits boost immunity.3) Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Winter fruits and vegetables are loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C, important nutrients that boost your immunity. Grapefruit and pomegranates pack healthy doses of antioxidants. Seasonal veggies like pumpkin and butternut squash supply powerful doses of Vitamin A, essential for the production of white blood cells. Fruits and veggies also help in another way. They reduce your appetite for all those high calorie desserts that add inches to your waistline. Want to eat less this holiday season? Then eat more fruits and vegetables. (Picture source: foodista.com)

4) Take time to relax.
Much science has shown that elevated stress contributes significantly to illness. That nasty hormone, cortisol, creates all kinds of health problems. Consider getting a massage, or practicing some form of meditation. These practices have been show to lower levels of cortisol and boost the production of white blood cells.

5) Get plenty of sleep.Sleep for health.
If you’re tired, you can skip the office party for a good night’s rest. A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that people who slept at least eight hours nightly were three times less likely to catch a cold than those who snoozed for less than seven. (source: Health.com) Additionally, sleep helps reduce inflammation in your body. Want to stay healthy? Sleep 8 hours every night.

Staying healthy during the holidays, especially if you are traveling can be a challenge. Finishing those important projects requires you stay well.

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