We all know the holidays are a time to bring people together, eat too much, and show each other how much you love them – but it’s also time to reflect on the year, anticipate what you want from the year ahead, and decide how you want to get the best out of it.
We’ve compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions that will help you enter 2014 the green and easy way:
1. Daily Herbal Tea
2. Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Whether this means going for walks, cycling to work or taking a more scenic route on your way somewhere, our busy lives often lead us to overlook the simplest things like nature. Make this year one to appreciate the beauty of our surroundings, and of course, get some much needed fresh air in the meantime.
3. Micro Wave Goodbye to Ready Meals
If supermarket food has the option of microwaving or oven cooking, always go for the oven option. It might take longer, but it’s a lot healthier. Toxins from the plastic covers can often leak into your food, so fresh food is always going to be the best option. If you can afford the extra pennies, go organic or choose locally produced food, rather than processed meals.
4. Ditch the Plastic
Plastic takes over 1000 years to biodegrade and approximately 1 million bags end up in the landfill each day. Having a canvas tote at the ready can save you from piling up on plastic bags every time you go for your local grocery shop.
5. Invest in Your Hobbies
Invest in your hobby, whether that’s by joining a dance class, brushing up on your cookery skills or travelling more. If it keeps you happy, active and off the internet for a few extra hours, than it’s definitely worth it!