Small, Easy Changes

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To follow up on the post I wrote last week about resolutions and goals, I was recently reminded about how difficult it can be to get started. Nevertheless, it’s good to start, even if it’s small.

Some people take advantage of the special pricing and offers that many gyms have right now and sign up. That’s great! If you’ve decided to be more organized and have started decluttering your living space and life, keep it up!

Maybe you’re looking at your list of resolutions and you don’t know where to even begin. Don’t worry! I’m here to help you the best that I can from my little corner of the universe. Here are some easy, small changes that might just work for you. πŸ™‚

  • If cutting back on sugar is a goal, you’d be surprised how simple it is to start. Try using pure stevia instead of sugar in your coffee or tea. A little goes a long way.
  • Maybe you’re like me and have found it hard to find time to read the Bible. So, you’ll feel better knowing that you can get some inspiration for your soul and a daily verse via the website Daily Word. You can subscribe to their emails or their booklets, but it’s not required. I like to check out their website whenever I feel the spiritual need.
  • If this is the year you want to help others, that’s awesome! One of the easiest ways you can do this is by politely requesting that your friends and family donate the money or gifts they would have given you for your birthday to a charitable cause, instead. Facebook now has this option! Just look for the Fundraisers tab on the left-hand side of the desktop version.
  • Perhaps this is the year you want to explore some of the world. If you’re a college student, the best (and perhaps safest) way you can do this is by studying abroad. Look around your campus for flyers and start researching! You might even find scholarships to help with the financing of it.
    • Okay, so this goal isn’t going to be as small or easy as some others, but it’s really worth it! I studied abroad in Portugal back when I was in college and it was truly an amazing experience! My classes were in English so I didn’t have to worry about not knowing much Portuguese, I’m still in-contact with the friends I made, I got to see so many places that I wouldn’t even have known about if I had just gone on my own, and I have tons of incredible memories!
  • Get rid of clutter around your house AND do something good by donating your unwanted clothes, shoes, and toiletries to a local homeless shelter.
  • Saving money is not easy for most of us. It’s hard to earn it and yet so easy to spend it! Having to pay late fees on credit card statements because you forgot to pay them on time is just no good. So sign up for automatic bill pay, make your life a little easier, save some of your hard earned money, and be done with it.
  • Maybe you just want to have a better attitude and outlook on life. The easiest way you can do this is by keeping track of the things in your life for which you are grateful. You could keep a gratitude journal and write down one thing every day. Or maybe start up a list on your computer. No matter how you do it, you’ll start realizing that there are just so many wonderful things in life that can make you happy!
    • I’ll admit that I haven’t kept track of mine in a while. When I did, I kept a “Jar of Memories” throughout the year. You can read my post about it here if you want to see what it’s about.

Remember to start small. As they say about running, even if you’re only jogging up and down your street, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch. You’ve got this!

Thanks for stopping by! ❀

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