Make it Happen! New Year's Resolutions

Stick to your resolutions this 2019 with OPL!

It's that time of the year! Don't be too hard on yourself if you didn't accomplish all your goals in 2018, making resolutions and sticking to them is hard! Luckily, you have the library. We can help you accomplish all your goals, all year round, with free resources! 

We gathered the resources and did the research for you, now all you have to do is make a plan and use your library!

Get Healthy

Because achieving a healthier lifestyle is more than hitting the gym.

Eat HealthierImage of fruits

Exerciseimage of dumbbells

Mental Healthimage of silhouette meditating

Be More Mindful

Manage Stress 

Go to Therapy

These aren't library resources but mental health professionals can be helpful when you're finally ready to make that call for yourself or a loved one.

Watch Less TV & Less Digital Screentimesilhouette of person watching TV

Take better care of yourself image of juice glass in front of body of water


Local Travelimage of Fox Theater Oakland

International Travel

For the car/train/bus/plane ride:


Get your finances in orderimage of person doing finances

Get out of debtsilhouette of person spreading arms during sunset

Save money!image of piggy bank


Community & Giving Back

Give Back

Learn More About Oakland

Meet New Peopleimage of two people speaking with each other



Learn a new skillimage of laptop

Get a Better Job/Figure Out Next StepsYou're Hired


Learn a New Languageimage of man sitting and reading

Pass that Test

Apply for College



Pick up a new hobbyimage of craft supplies

Learn a new instrumentimage of saxophone

Develop your photo portfolioimage of photographer

Read (or listen to) more books!image of librarians looking cool in the library


Figure out HousingBlack & white image of house

Get organizedimage of calendar

Learn to cook (or become a better cook)Image of cooking supplies

Buy a car / Fix your carimage of person fixing car

Manage Time More Effectivelyimage of clock


We have many additional resources to help you stick to your goals! This list is by no means exhaustive. What is your favorite OPL resource? Let us know in the comments! 

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