The obvious, make time for physical fitness. You don’t have to over do it with some crazy pledge to workout everyday for 3 hours a day. Be realistic and simply commit to being active a couple times a week. Find an activity or sport you like and make it fun.
Write more handwritten notes. While we are pushing for eco-friendly forms of communication, a handwritten letter can carry a lot of weight and have great impact in someone special’s life. Just be cautious of the paper and resources used, and you can still keep your commitment to being green.
Commit to doing one small act of kindness every week. It can be as simple as picking up a piece of trash in the parking lot, donating a dollar when checking out at the grocery store or even giving your lunch leftovers to the homeless man on the corner. There are many ways to show small acts of kindness. Try to do one each week and feel the impact of spreading positive vibes.
Make a list. Especially when you’re feeling stressed, make a to-do list and cross out accomplishments as you go. Do this for your 2016 goals, as well. Making lists helps you visualize and prioritize your workload while also pushing you to achieve your goals.
Call home more often. After all, they are the reason for your existence and tend to accept you regardless of any downfalls life has brought you. Make an effort to reach out to your family more. You’ll be surprised at how much a simple phone call can mean to mom and dad.
Spend more time in nature. Whatever indoor exercise or sport you frequent most, try taking it outside once a week. Take time to take a walk around the neighborhood or walk to a nearby store or restaurant rather than driving. Overall, being outdoors is good for your mental health. So, go ahead and get out there.
Save up for something you really, truly want. Rather than buying random things for yourself here and there, work hard, save money and, when it’s time, buy what your heart desires. It will mean so much more knowing how much you had to work for it and you’ll feel a sense of success in reaching a goal.
Make use of your vacation time. Don’t waste away paid time off that you have rightfully earned. Plan a trip and use your vacation time. We all need a break from time to time.
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