Okay so hopefully everyone has their New Year’s Resolutions in place and hasn’t broken them… yet. Statistics show most people make resolutions and four out of five will break them, many within the next few weeks. Statisticians feel resolutions are broken because people are not truly commitment to the resolution or belief that they really need to change.
Common resolutions are to lose weight, stop smoking, lower cholesterol and generally live a healthier lifestyle. All of these are good goals or resolutions but what about a more encompassing resolution.
Why not resolve to reduce your waste and recycle to make our earth healthier? This could mean walking a bit more during your daily life and also while you sight see when traveling. Many cities around the world have walking tours.
It could also mean carrying a reusable coffee cup, water bottle or shopping bag, again in your daily life or during travel.
Another option is to buy local. During our activities of daily living buy produce that doesn’t need to be shipped from long distances. This reduces fuel usage and ultimately costs in general. When cruising try to find islands that our natural instead of “man or corporate made.” This helps the local economy plus reduces habitat loss and protects our earth.
Or have you considered “resolving” to be more understanding? Learn something new, whether it be about another religion, culture or an animal. If we all tired it will make our world a better place.
“In the end, we conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.” ~Baba Dioum, Senegalese poet
Whatever you resolve to change, make sure it is realistically possible to attain, and remember every little bit helps.
Oh ya and remember to
“Do what makes you happy, life is too short for regrets!”