Tuesday Tip: Alternative Resolutions 🎉
New Year, New start… it’s a cliche isn’t it? Having said that it IS a good opportunity to refocus and think about what you want to achieve over the next few months. So instead of the usual eat healthy/exercise more, here are some of my favourite resolutions for self improvement that are doable and a bit more interesting:
#1 Switch your phone off
Put your phone away a bit more – whether for meals, after dinner, when out – whatever – you and your friends and family will enjoy more real face time than FaceTime.
Ditch the telly and read a book – an actual book – be it on paper or kindle. It could be a classic or something newer.
#3 Grow something to eat
Seeds cost pennies and you don’t need to be green fingered – get some vegetable or fruit seeds, pop them in a pot on your windowsill and grow something yummy.
#4 Cook a new recipe every week
Just one recipe, one meal a week – it doesn’t need to be complicated or lengthy – dust down your cook books, or get online for inspiration.
Walk somewhere you would usually drive or take public transport to. Get off a stop early or park further away if you can’t replace the whole journey.
#6 Plant bulbs
Buy some bulbs (they’re cheap, and some newspapers give them away free at this time of year too!), dig them in (pot or garden), wait – and enjoy some spring/early summer colour!
#7 Say hello
A simple hello, a please, thank you, or even a smile at someone, in a shop, cafe, passing on the street – wherever – will brighten your day and theirs.
#8 Try something new every week
Anything new, doesn’t need to be big – a new food, a new activity, a new route to work, anything!
#9 Focus on others
Do something nice for someone every day/week – a simple compliment, helping a friend, or something bigger and potentially life changing like donating blood, sponsoring a child in need or volunteering.
#10 Celebrate you
Who says you need to change, anyway?! Perhaps you’re perfect the way you are: even with flaws. Maybe these are to be celebrated as unique aspects of you, so focus more on the things you like about yourself!
Happy New Decade everyone 🎉🌟