Resolutions for 2019


New Year's resolutions are a perfect opportunity for all those who have been unable to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts. 

Resolutions that you could make for a happier 2019

We're not overly ambitious when it comes to these things; We err on the side of caution, choosing resolutions that we know are realistically achievable. The point, after all, is self-improvement, not disappointment.

Below is a list of some ideas of New Year's resolutions that relate to many topics. Each one of these would make an admirable resolution that not only would improve the quality of one's personal life, but also that of the planet. Some of these we've already implemented in the past, while others we intend to.

These resolutions have the potential to create a better world, we are certainly in desperate need of that.

#1: Don't look at your phone when you are spending time with family. Extend that to friends. Train yourself to leave your phone in your bag, instead of putting it on restaurant tables.

#2: Ride a bike or walk for trips under 5 kilometres (3 miles).

#3: Buy no new clothing. Teach yourself what it's really like to make do with what you have.

#4: Read more books. One per week is our goal this year.

#5: Be kinder to yourself. Stop judging at yourself.

#6: Be more patient. The best way to practice patience is to make yourself wait. Most of all, just relax and take deep breaths.

#7: Be more spontaneous. Take the leap and dare to be different.

#8: Go to sleep earlier, and at the same time every night. It's amazing how many things in life will improve thanks to this.

#9: Spend time outside every day. It doesn't have to be a lot, but it does have to happen every single day.

#10: Host friends in your home at least once per month. Board games, pot luck, breakfast, afternoon tea, you name it. The point is to build community while spending minimal money.