2020 was certainly not an easy year, and it may have gotten the best of many of us. Staying at home to avoid COVID-19 could have led to the development of some bad habits. It certainly was difficult to avoid getting food delivered during the height of the pandemic. Maybe we didn’t quite keep up with our plans to work out more at home. Either way, there is plenty to look forward to in 2021, but there are probably some resolutions that we could all stand to make.
Limit Social Media
For many of us, social media was a lifesaver in 2020 as it allowed us to keep in contact with those who we could no longer see in person. However, social media isn’t just a hangout, it’s also filled with clutter and advertisements. It becomes addicting and causes us to waste more time than we ever had before.
Keep your social media feeds minimal and make it a point to stop mindlessly scrolling through them out of boredom.
Keep Cooking Healthy Meals
After we got fed up with the cost and unhealthy nature of delivery, many of us took to cooking our own meals at a rate we would have never thought possible before. With the vaccine on its way and optimism that we will actually be able to eat out again, we shouldn’t allow ourselves to falter in healthy eating. Anybody who spent a good amount of time in the kitchen this year knows that there are many cheap, healthy, and delicious meals that can be enjoyed right at home.
Get in touch with Nature
Staying inside during the summer was bad enough, and with winter in full effect, it’s easy to get stir crazy. Even if the weather isn’t the best, bundle up and try some new outdoor activities. Snowshoes or cross-country skis can provide an excellent workout and allow you to enjoy the winter wonderland in comfort. We’ve all been glued to our computers and phones for the past 9 months, and it is essential to get outside for our mental health.
If you haven’t already started patronizing smaller, local shops and restaurants, 2021 is a great time to begin. The pandemic has hit small businesses hard, and we all need them in our cities. There are some things you can only get from big box stores, but local sellers have much more to offer in the way of warmth, quality, and community.
Learn a new skill
Although there was extra time at home this year, it may have been difficult to the drastic change in lifestyle. In 2021, you should make it a goal to learn a new skill. The options are endless – learning to play piano, taking up karate, or even building new furniture are just some examples of ways to improve your skillset. Keeping your mind sharp is vital for your overall health, and one of the best ways to do that is to continue learning through hands-on activities.