We all know that when the new year comes that means the gyms will be piled with people for two months and we will all be going out to buy brand new active gear to start running every morning (which we’re gonna start in 20 degree weather… ha yeah right.)
Resolutions are an incredible thing to have. If you’ve been following me for any length of time at all, then you probably know that I am a major fan of creating goals and big dreams for yourself. So I say go for it!
But in the midst of your insane, but worthwhile, attempt to get your body in tip top shape, or cut your spending in half, I say why not set your sights on some things that are absolutely obtainable? I mean, we’ve gotta give ourselves something to be proud of, right? So here are a few resolutions you can make this year that are completely and totally doable!
Make your bed.
Making your bed is one of the quickest things you can do each day that changes the entire energy flow of your bedroom. It takes about 2 minutes to do and makes you happier just by adding a pretty sight first thing in the morning. Not only that but research shows that making your bed is a fundamental building block to habit building. Wanna start getting more disciplined in other areas of your life? Accomplish a daily routine of bed making and you are well on your way of being capable of anything you want!
Cancel a subscription.
I think we are all guilty of signing up for random things that get billed to us monthly, but yet we don’t even know when we last used it. Having ten $10 subscriptions each month to online yoga workshops, music channels, and credit monitoring could be costing you more than you realize. Cancelling a few of these unused subscriptions could save you hundreds of dollars this year!
Clean your sponges.
Studies showed that in 22 different homes, the kitchen sponge carried more bacteria than 30 different surfaces- including your toilet seat! Wanna protect your family from bacteria and illness? Toss your sponges in the dishwasher once a week to keep them sanitary. Easy and effective.
Not everyone is the “Go Green” type, but no one can argue that recycling is beneficial. If you’re not ready to change the world, but wanna take a step in the direction of bettering your waste, get an extra bin to keep near your trash can. Even if you don’t end up putting ALL of your recyclable materials in it, you’re bound to get a few things in. Hey, we gotta start somewhere, so why not start small. Recycling two soda cans this month is better than not recycling any at all.
Start a change jar.
Before you develop an annoying collection of weighty coins in the bottom of your purse, start moving them into a change jar. Once you fill your jar give it to someone who is in need of an extra financial boost, or donate it to a charity. It’s a small gesture that can make a huge impact. You weren’t gonna do anything significant with all those pennies anyway were ya?
Here’s to a New Year, with new changes! What are your resolutions looking like this year?