January is... January is Cervical Health Awareness month, Celebration of Life month and National Gluacoma month. The business unit have communicated Celebration of Life by suggesting different ways people can celebrate their life. Our FB and twitter page demonstrate one suggestion per day, please check these out. There is also a display on our E&D board at the Chatham centre. Throughout January, MYT will post a tip on Facebook and Twitter how to improve your life each day. Below is a list of tips we have put together. Celebrate life every new day by doing something nice for someone that you do not know - help someone across the road, hold a door open for someone. Make a small difference in someone's life. Celebrate life by popping a postcard in the post to one person a week that you already know but you have not managed to see in the last year - just saying "thinking of you". Celebrate life by making time in your busy schedule to visit family members and your friends. Those that you love and care for and who love and care for you. Celebrate life by getting involved in a cause close to your heart - start fund raising and get involved in your local community! Celebrate life by contacting your local Green Space co-ordinator to get involved in celebrating events in your community. Organise events that will benefit everybody. Celebrate life by eating healthily. This can help to control your weight, prevent long term chronic diseases and also improve your attitude and mood on a day to day basis. Celebrate life by helping to mow a neighbour's lawn or offering to help with odd jobs around the house - especially if they are elderly. Celebrate life by asking someone about their culture. Ask them about their cultural values and traditions and celebrate the diversity of cultures where you live. Celebrate life by conserving energy and recycling your rubbish whenever you can. Turn off those lights, turn down the heating - do your bit in saving our planet. Celebrate life by keeping your house and environment clean and tidy. This not only prevents germs and disease but can help to reduce stress and improve your mental state. Celebrate life by getting organised. Organise yourself in the New Year and this will give you more time to celebrate life in many different ways! Celebrate life by donating blood. Blood is always needed to help those who are injured or need blood transfusions. To volunteer to do this just call 0300 123 23 23 or go to www.blood.co.uk Celebrate life by taking time to appreciate what you already have in life - don't just take life for granted. Celebrate your health, your family or friends. Celebrate life by planting a tree. Trees are vital to the environment and produce oxygen. Give something back to the environment. Celebrate life by helping to restore a hiking trail or clear up an area of natural beauty. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in conservation. Celebrate life by donating a book to a local school or to a prison. Give others the chance to share the joy of reading and accumulating knowledge. Celebrate life by organising your finances and being good with your money. Save up for that inevitable rainy day or for that holiday that will show you areas of the world that you have never seen before. Celebrate life by getting a hobby as this is a fantastic way of relieving stress! Be creative and meet other people with the same interests as you. Celebrate life by giving others the benefit of the doubt. In this country in law - we are all innocent until proven guilty, so keep an open mind when dealing with others. Celebrate life by giving up your seat to an elderly person, a disabled person or a pregnant woman. Small acts of kindness brighten up everybody's day. Celebrate life by getting fitter in the New Year. Join a gym, a sports team or a club. Meet other people who share the same interests as you. When you are physically fit it can help your mental health too. Celebrate life by collecting canned food for your local Foodbank. Helping others less fortunate than you helps both you and them. Maybe even volunteer a few hours a week helping to distribute food too. Celebrate life by saying "Good Morning" or "Hello" to people you don't know. Acknowledge their presence and let them know that they are important. Celebrate life by giving care packs to the homeless - sleeping bags, blankets, warm clothes, toothpaste, soap, etc. Make a difference to those less fortunate than you. Celebrate life by giving a loved one flowers to thank them for all that they do for you. Friends, family or colleagues - brighten up their day! Celebrate life by letting someone go in front of you in the queue. These small acts of kindness go a long long way. Celebrate life by being a genuine person - if you say you are going to do something then do it. If you ask someone how they are - listen to their answer, care about what they say. Take an interest in others. Celebrate life by forgiving someone for perceived slights. We all make mistakes and some day you might want someone to forgive you. Celebrate life by asking someone if you can help. It could just be doing the washing up or it could be a major project, but just make the effort to help others who may need it. Celebrate life by complimenting someone when they deserve it. Complimenting people always makes them feel better about themselves - it is a great way to spread positivity. Celebrate life by volunteering. There are so many ways you can volunteer - with the homeless, with animals, in conservation, within your community. What do you feel passionately about? There will be an opportunity to volunteer whatever it is. Get out there and make a difference to your life and everyone else's!