Since the new year just started, it’s the perfect time to reinforce existing good habits and introduce some new ones as well. Here are a few small and easy changes you can make in your life for the better.
Cook From Scratch
Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore; it’s all about perspective. You can find your love for cooking by trying new recipes that incorporate ingredients you enjoy eating. This can also help you save money and eat healthier.
If you tend to overwhelm yourself with responsibilities that cause you a great deal of stress, you may need to take a step back. It’s a great idea to be kinder to yourself this year by learning when and how to say “no”.
Eat A Variety Of Plants
Fruits and vegetables, along with spices, are a great source of micronutrients. Make it a habit to eat more plants and try to eat as diversely as possible.
Journal One Sentence Per Day
Journaling can be helpful for our overall mental health and wellbeing; however, when it is time to journal, we often expect ourselves to write whole essays. This year, instead of pressuring yourself to write more, commit to writing one sentence per day. Reflect on what you are grateful for and take a quick mental break. If you feel like writing more after you start, go for it!
Accept Bad Days
We can’t always be at the top of our game, and it is entirely normal and healthy to feel blue from time to time. Instead of beating yourself up about not feeling the greatest, take the mental rest you need and accept the bad days.
We all have things that are collecting dust in our apartments. Instead of throwing out the stuff you don’t use, donate it.
Quit Fast Fashion
It can be tempting to go into H&M and buy that trendy piece, but buying sustainably or secondhand can bring more joy into your life.
Being in nature or just outside in general can make us feel better. Instead of spending the whole day indoors, try to get outside for some fresh air as much as you can.