Every Monday, month or year we have so many things we would like to change. It is like we are waiting for the perfect day to symbolize that start. However, many times, we fail to achieve all the decisions we had previously made. And to be honest, it is hard to keep them, but with determination and a few good tips, you will be able to do it.
Change your eating habits
The first mistake we make is thinking that we can make some life-changing resolutions and keep them on the first try. If we fail, we are very disappointed because those decisions were something important for us. To avoid this, you should start with small goals and work your way up.
If you want to start with a diet, don’t do heavy, demanding ones, rather start by reducing sugar and bread, and stop eating after 8. It is not a radical change, but it is still a change. Explore new, healthy recipes online, and have fun making them. When shopping for groceries, buy only healthy ones, that way you will not have a choice at home to eat junk food, but you will make a healthy meal. Another good tip is to never go shopping hungry because that makes us buy more of the unhealthy foods, that only soothe our cravings.
Make “Think globally, act locally” your new motto
In today’s day and age, we are very aware of global warming, and climate changes that are happening extremely fast. If you ever wondered how can every individual help, and you wanted to make that your new resolution, here are some examples. Start with getting rid of plastics. This means, stop using plastic straws, bags, cups, and take-out containers. This is supposed to be fairly easy considering that today we have reusable, cotton grocery bags, and biodegradable containers ether for food or storage that are available in any well-stocked store. If you want to take it a step further, buy eco-friendly deodorants and cosmetics. You will recognize them by the little logo on the back.
Avoid fast fashion
A good resolution you can try is buying eco-friendly clothes. To make this a sustainable resolution, you should start buying clothes made from quality materials. That doesn’t necessarily make them expensive, but the trick is that they will last longer. Another good tip is to use natural materials, which are good for the skin as well. If you wonder how will you find clothes made from natural materials, don’t worry, because jeans, underwear and even baby clothes made from organic cotton are available. Since you buy baby clothes frequently, this is a good investment and is also healthy for the baby. If you ever think about not having a big enough choice, find the perfect shop for you and you will see that there is no difference in design.
Be more active in everyday life
The most common resolution has to be starting with a fitness routine. It normally lasts for a few months and then we get sidetracked and forget about it. There is no need for creating a complicated work-out routine. Some simple exercises at home will make it a habit for you to work out, and later dedicate yourself more to it if you want. Besides, it will make it easier for you to stick to it if it’s not something demanding.
A good strategy is to practice some sport you like and enjoy because it will be easier to commit to it. You can even be active by doing everyday activities. Walking instead of driving everywhere can have positive benefits on your health, budget, and environment. Another good tip is to walk the stairs wherever you can, instead of escalators and elevators.
Cut down on water and electricity bills in your home
There is an easy way of cutting water and electricity bills in your home, while also saving the environment and being eco-friendly. Simple steps that we can all do, and even stick to for a long time are turning the water off while brushing our teeth or soaping under the shower. Also, turning off the lights when we are not in the room, or away from home. This is a great type of a resolution that can benefit both you and the environment.
Keeping a resolution is not easy, in fact, at times it can be quite challenging. Determination and a clearly set goal in your mind are the keys. If nothing else, it is a creative way of testing your limits and building character.