12:00am. January 1st. Celebration for the new year sets in as you are presented with an opportunity to do things differently than the year previous. And then the age old question comes rolling out from somebody’s mouth: “So, what is everyone’s resolutions for the new year?”
You might be struggling still to come up with your list. Listen, we get it. That’s why we want to help you with some ideas on how to make 2022 the best year yet.
We all are creative or have creative tendencies — whether we want to admit it or not! We are even talking to the “I-ONLY-SING-IN-THE-SHOWER” folks in the room. Here are a few ways to reignite that creative bone in your body.
Sometimes, the easiest way to process your emotions and feelings is to write them down on paper. That’s where journaling comes in handy. Whether it is daily or weekly, being able to articulate your feelings in a cohesive way can really change your outlook and perspective.
On top of this, you can also be specific in how you want to journal. Some people choose to journal to track their goals and accomplishments. Other people use it as a way to log calories for their day. And sometimes, people choose to journal to write down everything they are grateful for on any given day.
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PAINT & DRAW.
We understand that writing might not be for everyone. Have you considered drawing and painting? The beauty of art is that there is no “right” way of doing it. You can sketch your favorite cartoon or paint the next big masterpiece, but it does not change the fact that art is art.
And for the children out there, we offer this quick tip: fingers make great paintbrushes.
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Do you remember going to summer camp as a child and getting to do tie-dye and thinking it was the best day ever when you finally got to wear your shirt after it dried? It’s time to bring back that nostalgia. Grab your favorite t-shirt and some rubber bands and along with tie-dye, give your old shirt new life!
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BUST OUT THE CRICUT.
Some of you might have received a Cricut machine for Christmas. Maybe some of you have had one for awhile but have yet to use it. Well, 2022 is the year to do so! Cricut provides everyone an opportunity to make car decals, t-shirts, mugs, and so much more from the comfort of your own living room using vinyl transferable paper.
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Three open bags of potato chips. Two boxes of cereal that are now stale. And a pantry full of cans that expired six months ago. Sound familiar? Look, we’ve all been there. 2022 is the year to take your home by the reins and organize.
TIDY UP AND ORGANIZE.
Whether it is on Pinterest or TikTok, chances are we have all come across someone or an account that you can relate to. For us, we love #CleanTikTok where people show us how they have organized sections of their home that were previously cluttered and chaotic. Many people have opted to use containers with air-tight sealed lids to keep their cereal fresh and their perishable items last a little longer.
Additionally, buy shelf steps to help de-clutter your canned goods. This gives your cupboards and shelves significant additional space for more product, if needed.
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PLAN OUT YOUR WEEKS.
“Make sure to get me that report by Tuesday.” “I would like us to meet on Thursday to go over our proposal.” “Don’t forget! Your design is due by January 22nd.” It seems as we get older, the less time in the day there is to accomplish anything, right? Well, as we head into 2022, grab a planner and begin to map out your weeks so that you always stay ahead of your deadlines and to alleviate the stress that poor time management might cause.
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We avoided this resolution for as long as possible because it’s easier to avoid it than address it. Over the last two years, COVID-19 gave us all a legitimate reason to stay inside and to push off that workout for another day. Here are a few ways to shake off the workout rust.
MEDITATE AND DO YOGA.
Breathe in. Breathe out. Repeat. Doing yoga has an incredible amount of health benefits to it including improving your heart health, your balance, your energy, your mood, and so much more. Make it a routine to do yoga before bed and when you wake up and you will be feeling rejuvenated in no time.
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Take your exercise up another level with some light weight training. Do 10 repetitions for your biceps, 10 for your triceps, 10 for your shoulders and repeat five times. This is an easy way to engage your heart, mind, and body. By doing small repetitions like this, you will work up a sweat in no time and be well on your way to leading a more healthy and active lifestyle.
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