In the "New Year", would you say you got off to a good start, or are you having difficulty getting out of your own way? Even though we're already a few days into a new month and a new year, remember it's essential to regroup and tell yourself, "you got this". Maybe you want to start fresh with a new year's resolution, or perhaps you're interested in bettering yourself by being more aware of your surroundings. To start, one way to master "awareness" is by focusing on observations and traditions recognized throughout a given month. For example, January has many monthly observances. Finding the ones that suit you is key to "awareness". Some are quite serious in nature, and others are more light-hearted. As you read on, take your pick.

From Parade and Holiday Smart's online sites, many monthly observances occur in January. Holiday Smart, by clicking HERE, takes it a step further in outlining what each "observance" listed for January represents and why. Many of the observances listed could also be premised based on the state you reside. What might seem like a logical observation in Montana may not be the same in Florida and vice versa. Do any from the January list below resonate with you?

  • National Hobby Day
  • National Meat Month
  • National Mentoring Month
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month
  • National Polka Music Month
  • National Poverty in America Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Slow Cooking Month 
  • National Skating Month
  • National Soup Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • National Staying Healthy Month
  • National Human Trafficking Prevention Month
  • National Sunday Supper Month
  • National Thank You Month
  • Oatmeal Month
  • Random Action Month
  • Retail Bakers Month
  • Self-Help Group Awareness Month
  • Teen Driving Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Disease Awareness Month
  • Walk Your Pet Month 
  • Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
  • Apple and Apricots Month
  • National Hobby Month
  • Artichoke and Asparagus Month
  • Bath Safety Month
  • Be Kind to Food Servers Month
  • Black Diamond Month
  • Book Blitz Month
  • Brain Teaser Month
  • Bread Machine Baking Month
  • Celebration of Life Month
  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • Eye Care Month
  • Family Fit Lifestyle Month
  • Financial Wellness Month
  • Get Organized Month
  • International Child-Centered Divorce Month
  • International Creativity Month
  • International Veganuary Month
  • International Wealth Mentality Month
  • Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Be On-Purpose Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Blood Donor Month
  • National Braille Literacy Month
  • National Candy Month
  • National CBD Month 
  • National Clean Up Your Computer Month
  • National Codependency Awareness Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month 
  • National Hot Tea Day
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