Every Year on 1 January, millions of people around the world make big promises to themselves in the form of resolutions in hopes of making the new year better than the last. We always have the best intentions, yet most of us don’t end up sticking to our resolutions. In fact, making it until Valentine’s day should be prize-worthy!
But why are we failing to see our resolutions through? Are we setting unrealistic goals, or ones that do not fit into our lifestyle?
Love it or hate it, new year’s resolutions are here to stay, so let’s make sure we stick to them…for once!
Here are 5 awesome resolutions totally worth keeping:
- Go green & support local
Let’s keep this simple: we all need clothing, right? Fast fashion may look exciting, but the effects on those who make them, as well as on the environment are astronomical. Why not vow to support local designers and boutiques or purchase quality, one-of-a-kind, previously-loved items from people in your community? Now that is a resolution we can definitely get behind.
Shop previously-loved clothing here.
- Spend more time with loved ones
We all lead busy lives, and it is so easy to let work or other obligations get in the way of quality time spent with those who really matter. While it is not always possible to see each person regularly, the digital age we live in offers amazing opportunities for face-to-face conversing or to hear someone’s voice. Repeat after me: In 2020, my new year’s resolution is to spend more time with the ones I love. There – now you HAVE to stick to it. 😉
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- Start a business
There is no better time than now to put your skills to the test! If you are the family seamstress, a hobbyist photographer or are good with your hands, why not take a leap of faith and start a business? Vowing to do something that you are passionate about is a sure-fire way to ensure you keep your resolution all year long.
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- Take more photos
One of the best ways to keep memories alive is to photograph them. They don’t all need to go on social media for the world to see, but having them saved in your phone or printed in a fun book for relatives to flip through when they visit is something you will never regret.
Find cameras and equipment here.
- Support a good cause
While we all go through hardships, there are many people who have experienced and continue to experience much more difficult situations than ourselves. There is no better time than the start of a brand-new year to support a local charity. If money is a factor, why not lend a helpful hand by volunteering your time or expertise?
Find local charities here.
For everything you’ll need to stick to your new year’s resolutions, head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find items close to home.